A Terrace evening fundraiser raised $4,700 to organizations helping children in need across the province.
The money was raised during the Bank of Montreal’s third annual Karaoke Night for Kids at the Thornhill Pub on April 11, with proceeds going to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Kids Help Line and the Children’s Wish Foundation. Tickets ran for $10 each with door prizes and a 50/50 draw. Eighteen businesses also donated items for a silent auction.
Last year the fundraiser raised $3,600, and this year’s initial goal was set at $4,000. They’ve surpassed this by $700 so far.
“I am consistently blown away with how much the community comes together to support BC Kids,” wrote BMO branch manager Iain Acton in an email to the Terrace Standard.
With the event’s success, a new goal of $5,000 was set. A cupcake sale has been organized for April 18 to raise the remaining amount.
The fundraiser is done in all BMO branches across B.C. and over the last four years, BMO has raised $1 million altogether. Their goal is to raise $300,000 this year province-wide.