Janet Parker (left) and Parkers Chrysler general manager Jim Tabler (right) present a cheque for $7,720 raised through a June fundraiser at the dealership to Jerome Abraham, Discovery House executive director. Parker added a personal donation of $17,280 to bring the total up to $25,000. (Submitted photo)

Local dealership supports recovery program

Parkers Chrysler continues support for Discovery House

Parkers Chrysler and owner Janet Parker continue to show their dedication to supporting Discovery House.

Parkers Chrysler and Janet Parker have collectively donated $25,000 to Discovery House, a facility for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction that has been running successfully in Penticton for the past decade. Late last year, the program began expanding into a larger facility.

Parkers Chrysler raised $7,720 during their June fundraiser for Discovery House’s new building on Winnipeg Street by committing $100 for every vehicle sold and $10 for every oil change service during the month of June.

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Janet Parker, the mother of the late Colin Parker, then topped up the dealership’s fundraising efforts with a personal cheque for Discovery House in the amount of $17,280 for a total donation of $25,000.

“Colin would have turned 40 in June and if I can help another mother and family avoid this tremendous loss, then I will. It’s organizations like Discovery House that need the community’s full support to help those who suffer from addiction,” said Janet Parker.

“This is an immense help. We had no idea it would be such a generous amount” said Jerome Abraham, executive director. “We will be dedicating a wing of Discovery House in Colin’s honour at an open house later in the summer.”

Following the presentation of the donation cheques Parker and Jim Tabler, the dealership’s general manager, were taken on an informal tour of the new building, which will house up to 13 clients and is slated to open its doors to clients sometime in August.

“It is an impressive facility and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with Discovery House,” said Tabler.

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