On Tuesday morning, I attended a breakfast event hosted by the Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation.
I have watched their work over the past couple of years as the dedicated volunteer Board have been working to grow the foundation for the benefit of the Saanich Peninsula communities.
Aligned with Giving Tuesday, following the growing "consumer day" craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the breakfast is a way for the foundation to continue to grow awareness in the community as they build their permanent fund held at the Victoria Foundation.
2019 is the Foundation's 20th anniversary. Lynda and Murray Farmer, long-time Saanich Peninsula residents and business owners, were at the table at the start and so they were invited to the breakfast to share a few words about their experiences living on the Peninsula and their contribution to the growth of the organization. We heard about where the Foundation has come from and where they want to go in the future. They are currently awaiting approval from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) to become their own charity.
With more than $600,000 in the fund to date, equalling approximately $22,000 in contributions to the community last year, the Foundation is building on a strong foundation.
If you are interested in supporting this important community effort please visit their website to learn more and contact them. Whether it be a one-time contribution, monthly donation or a bequest, your support is greatly appreciated.