Golden Overwaitea raises $3500 for Children’s hospital in November

An annual book sale at the Golden Overwaitea has raised $3500 for BC Children’s Hospital.

The Golden Overwaitea is more than half way to their BC Children’s Hospital fundraising goal for the year (May 2011 to May 2012).

For the month of November, the store has been selling donated books, which raised $3,500. So far since May, they have raised more than $5,000.

“The book sale was really successful, and we’ve still got a bunch of books, so we’re probably going to run it again, maybe in February,” said Dwayne Westlund, store manager.

The store has also been raising money through cupcake sales, and hotdog sales throughout the year.

“The community and staff participation has been excellent,” said Westlund. “The bakery has done an awesome job, and the decorating and everything has gotten the front end staff really involved.” Last year, Overwaitea Food Group raised a record $2 million for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, making them the largest single-company contributor.

The Golden Overwaitea is hoping to raise $6,500 by May 2012, so expect more to come.