We are thrilled to be the title sponsors for the second year in a row for the YANA Valley Vonka and the Hot Chocolate Factory fundraiser. YANA or You Are Note Alone is a local non-profit society that helps families with children under 19 and pregnant mothers receive funding and accommodations when travelling outside of their community for medical care.
YANA was founded in 1986 by Sandra Williams, a mother who faced both emotional and financial devastation while caring for her sick child who needed treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. YANA works to ensure families are supported in their time of need and help provide financial support so the families can stay focused on their child’s wellbeing.
In 2018 we were able to raise $8,000 for YANA, this year we have raised our goal to $10,000 and we’re sure we can reach this goal within our wonderful community! Starting the first week of April there will be 2,000 locally made Hot Chocolate chocolate bars for sale. We have not set a price for the chocolate bars, but if everyone could contribute at least $5, we know we’ll meet our $10,000 goal in no time.
Now here’s the most exciting part… Hidden inside 5 of these chocolate bar wrappers there will be a golden ticket and an amazing prize! Prizes range in value from $700 to $3,500. Prizes include a family pass to Mount Washington, a family spa day at the Old House Resort & Spa followed by dinner at Locals, a family getaway to Black Rock in Ucluelet, a $1,000 gift certificate to the Kingfisher Resort or a two VIP passes to the Landmark Cinema for a year!
We hope you’ll all take part in the Valley Vonka fundraiser this year! Good luck, and thank you to everyone for supporting such an incredible cause with us!