Haven thermometer heats up

It’s time to put the roof on Nanaimo Haven Society’s campaign thermometer.

Anne Spilker

Anne Spilker

It’s time to put the roof on Nanaimo Haven Society’s campaign thermometer.

In 2008, Haven Society launched its Campaign for Courage to raise $1 million toward its new community services building.

Within short order communities from Bowser to Ladysmith responded and $700,000 was raised.

Haven’s board of directors has decided to put the final push on its campaign in an effort to raise the remaining $300,000.

Letters have been sent out to businesses asking for their support and donations are beginning to come in.

“I would like to challenge 300 local businesses to pledge $1,000 each,” said Marilyn Chapman board chairwoman. “By spreading the donation over three years, the tax-deductible cost in only $350 per annum, making the donation well within reach for most organizations.”

A team of volunteers will be contacting local businesses over the next few weeks asking for their support to help put the roof on Haven’s campaign.

For more on the Campaign for Courage, please call Anne Spilker at 250-756-2452, ext. 243.

Haven Society provides services to women and children, youth, and families who have experienced violence.

Every year more than 3,500 women and children in the mid Vancouver Island area seek support to deal with issues of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and violence.

For more information, please go to www.havensociety.com.