Virtual “Run for the Roses” makes history

We did it! On Saturday, November 7, 2020, we successfully held our first-ever, virtual, live-streamed fundraising event.

Sources Foundation president Bruce Hayne was a stellar “talk show host,” interviewing a list of special guests from a six-feet distance including White Rock musician Ben Dunnill, Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club‘s executive chef Andrew Wynnyk, Save-On-Foods president and Gala Chair Darrell Jones and SOURCES staff including CEO David Young. We were also pleased to have video appearances by Surrey Coun. Linda Annis, White Rock Coun. Anthony Manning, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, Gordon Hogg and Mark Madryga! Many thanks to these individuals for sharing a part of their evening with us.

Guests who had tickets to attend our previously-planned intimate dinner event had meal packages and gifts delivered to their homes by SOURCES staff and volunteer board members.

People bid. People bought 50/50 tickets (congratulations to the lucky winner!). People made pledges to our response fund. By Monday noon, when the silent auction and raffle websites closed, we had made history. Run for the Roses, together with other fundraising efforts, has raised more than $215,000 so far for SOURCES’ Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund.

To our guests and sponsors, every bidder and raffle ticket buyer, all the individuals and local businesses that donated to our online silent auction and gave in support of our Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund, and everyone who shared our emails and social media posts – thank you.

Watch a recording of our live-streamed event here:

You can still contribute.

We are keeping our Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund open as long as the need is there. With rising cases in our region, your donation is more important than ever.

Make a donation to help us reach our $275,000 goal by December 31

SOURCES is an essential social service and must stay open. Our team has learned over the course of this pandemic what we can do to slow the spread with minimal interruption to our services. We now know how to safely serve the most vulnerable members of our community while keeping our team safe as well.
As the days get shorter and colder and people congregate indoors, the risk for spreading COVID-19 grows. The pandemic is not yet over but neither is our resolve. We still have work to do. If you can, please help us to continue to provide comfort and care to our community by making a donation. 

Together, we will get through this pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support.