(Black Press file photo)

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Discovery House receives $50,000 donation to kick off annual fundraiser

The ‘Shed the Light on Addiction’ fundraising campaign is underway

Discovery House started off their December fundraising in a big way thanks to Parkers Chrysler.

The Penticton car dealership, and owner Janet Parker, donated $50,000 to Discovery House.

The donation arrives in time for Discovery House’s annual Shed the Light on Addiction campaign.

People who want to support Discovery House can donate through the purchase of a single light bulb, or an entire chain that will be hung up on Discovery House and lit up.

Single bulbs can be purchased for $10, or a strand of 25 for $250, with donations over $20 receiving a tax receipt.

Bulbs can be purchased by phoning 250-462-1388, by emailing prrs@shaw.ca or by going to the Penticton Recovery Resource Society page on CanadaHelps.org.

READ MORE: Discovery House campaign commemorates those lost to addiction

The money will go towards supporting the addiction recovery homes and to the purchase of a third property.

The third property would be for a duplex next door to the Winnipeg Street Discovery House which would add eight new recovery beds.

Through the Shed the Light On Addiction campaign, Discovery House hopes to raise $50,000, which would be combined with the donation from Parker’s Chrysler and use for the down payment on the property.

Donations of $10 or more receive a commemorative Shed the Light on Addiction flashlight pen.

In previous years, the Discovery House would turn the lights on and welcome the public in for an open house, which this year can’t happen due to COVID-19.

Instead, the light-up will be hosted by Discovery House on Facebook live on Dec. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Discovery House will be holding a memorial for all those lost this year, and ask those who have lost a loved one to addiction to contact them if they would like them to be included in the service.

READ MORE: Penticton man looking for votes in Orange County Chopper contest wants to donate prize bike

Darrell Richards is also still in the running to be featured on Orange County Choppers through the Dreamchopper competition. The Penticton biker plans to donate the custom chopper if he wins to Discovery House to be raffled off.

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