Silent Auction and Lottery Prizes

Like many charities, the BCHF’s fundraising model, which relies almost entirely on events and social engagements, has been turned completely upside down. It is a devastating reality that will likely last well into 2021, and so we are strategically revising our entire course of action for 2020, as we shift from events-based fundraising into new, socially distant territory.

Lucky for us, the hospitality industry has so much heart and passion; we have already had some long-standing liquor manufacturing and retail partners come forward with turnkey fundraising initiatives; as well, the team behind BCHF (ED, BOD, IAC, etc.) has worked tirelessly to generate new compelling programs to raise money.

That said, this terrain is new, and it takes a whole village, so please don’t hesitate to offer your support, and be on the lookout for our calls-to-action in the months to come.

We’re looking for “experiential prizes” with a minimum value of $1000.  Examples would be:

  • A flight for 2 to Penticton, accommodation for 2 nights and 4 VIP tours of wineries, including dinner and a driver
  • A BC Ferries pass for Vancouver Island for 4, 2 winery tours
  • A package we assemble consisting of gift cards for gas, accommodation, dining, tour company comps, etcetera, from multiple donors
  • Promote your business in creative ways!
Please note that alcohol can’t be a prize for this lottery

The funds raised by these ventures will be used to support workers in the hospitality industry who are facing financial crisis due to an extraordinary health condition.  Over the past 3 years the BCHF has granted an average of $100,000 annually to our colleagues in need, and in 2020 we have already helped 9 individuals with a total of over $25,000.  We anticipate increased requests for assistance in the future, as the current economic crisis will doubtless deplete individuals’ savings so they will be less financially resilient if they experience a serious health challenge.

Thank you for your support in the past, and for considering our current request!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact please contact: Dana

Donated auction items can be dated for 2021