November 28, 2023
Kelowna's 26th annual Tree of Hope not only lit up the holiday season but also raised money for charity.
On Friday November 25th, the tree lit up with 25,000 LED bulbs illuminating the Landmark District and the city of Kelowna.
The Tree of Hope symbolizes the start of the holiday season, and this year, the Stober Foundation donated a total of $500,000 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.
"This mammoth donation will not only help the Food Bank do the pivotal and vital work it does in communities here in the Central Okanagan Valley, but it will also help fund a few pilot projects that will provide additional resources to their clientele, including professional development, mental health counseling, and in some cases, bursaries," said Keith Brewster, executive director of the Stober Foundation.
This year, the Stober Group is partnering with the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market for the first time.
Kelowna residents were encouraged to visit the winter wonderland on the 19th floor of Landmark 7, where over 30 vendors from the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market will be showcased.
For more information on the COFB or to donate, click here.