Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 

 

Community

Setting the Record Straight

SOBC notes they don't do door-to-door soliciting for funds after home owner approached by group

Megan Pollock, SOBC

 

Janet Henderson and Special Olympian Betty Colk lead a march on RCMP 2014 Torch Relay official fundraiser.

 

hilliwack and the Special Olympics BC provincial organization do not endorse door-to-door or phone solicitation, and SOBC – Chilliwack is not currently involved in any active solicitation campaigns.

 

On the afternoon of August 31, SOBC – Chilliwack was notified by a local resident that a group had knocked on their door to ask for money purportedly to transport individuals with disabilities to Special Olympics. This is not an official SOBC – Chilliwack fundraising initiative. When notified about the incident, SOBC – Chilliwack immediately filed a report with Chilliwack RCMP.

If you are approached for a donation of this kind, please do not donate this way. Please try to ask for their contact information, if possible, and provide any details to SOBC – Chilliwack Local Coordinator Valerie Monty at 604-858-3390.

SOBC – Chilliwack gratefully relies upon the support of local community members to help power our year-round sport programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. SOBC – Chilliwack greatly appreciates donations made directly to the program and through official fundraising partners and events. If you are interested in supporting SOBC – Chilliwack’s inspiring athletes and life-changing programs, your generosity is appreciated. Support is welcomed in one or more of the following ways:

• Donate online here 

• Donate at one of our official fundraising events, which can be identified with the presence of SOBC – Chilliwack members and promotion with the Special Olympics logo

• Join our team – new athletes, coaches, and volunteers are always welcome! SOBC – Chilliwack is currently in need of swimming coaches to keep our successful program in the pool.

 

Contact us here  or via email here.

 

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