$10,000 Local Give Continues to Spread Warmth in our Community

In October, Michele Rule logged onto Facebook where she saw an invitation to apply for Interior Savings’ $10,000 Local Give. Immediately, Michele knew she wanted to participate. After all, $100 can go far when you set your mind to it.

Being disabled and housebound with a rare illness called Trigeminal Neuralgia, Michele saw Local Give as an opportunity to break free from any physical barriers and spread kindness in her community. After discussing some ideas with her husband, Frithjof, and her mum, Arina, they decided to do something special for the youth and staff at the Emergency Youth Shelter located at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs – an organization that holds a special place in their hearts.

“About two years ago, my son brought a friend home who had been couch-surfing for a long time,” began Michele. “She stayed with us for about three months until things settled. It was at that time I first made contact with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. I was impressed by their compassion and the positive impact they’re having on young lives.”

With the decision made on what organization would benefit, Michele reached out to her community with an invitation to join in on her act of local good; her community did not disappoint! In Michele’s words: “the response was simply overwhelming!”

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