By David F. Rooney
The spare change you regularly drop in a jar or bowl can be put to good use through the Revelstoke Community Foundation’s Environmental Fund.
“We’ve just started this fund and we think it’s an easy one for everyone to support,” Foundation Chairman Steven Hui said in an interview.
“The purpose of the fund is to support local environmental projects. We’re encouraging local businesses, restaurants and residents to help us make this a productive fund. Donations to the environmental fund will be held in perpetuity and only the income generated through investment is granted to project developers. Your donation really will keep on giving forever.”
Hui said it’s easy for people to participate.
“Find a suitable container like a mason jar, plastic bottle or milk container and drop your spare change into it. When you think you’ve got enough you can drop it off at the Revelstoke Pharmasave at 307 Victoria, Road. Be sure to mark it Attn: Steven Hui.”
The Community Foundation supports scholarships, bursaries for students and grants to non-profit groups in Revelstoke. This year it has distributed about $50,000 to support different projects.