The Penticton & District Stamp Club, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, has once again made a substantial donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation (SOSMF).
This fall, Jim Wild, the Penticton club’s president, presented Sally Ginter, the SOSMF CEO, with a $4,500 cheque.
As part of the club’s fundraising mandate, its members regularly inquire with local collectors about donating their stamp collection or philatelic inheritances, which it then sells to raise money for charity, including the SOSMF and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Since the roughly 35-member club began its fundraising initiative in 2015, it has raised about $50,000 for local charities.
In 2019, the club donated $37,000 towards the SOSMF’s new David E. Kampe Tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital, where a patient care room also bears the club’s name.