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2020-21 Annuals and Financials

Karen and Bill's Story

March 3, 2022

Karen and Bill's Story

For not-for-profit organizations, volunteers and philanthropists are the lifeblood. For Karen and Bill, volunteering and philanthropy are an integral part of their lives. 

Karen and Bill’s work with Discovery House started over 14 years ago, with Bill volunteering as a board member. Over the years, his contribution of time and talent grew into a financial one, and Karen became involved as a dedicated volunteer. Since 2009, Karen volunteered in a variety of ways including helping to pick up and deliver food from the Calgary Food Bank to the shelter and working in the shelter playroom. As a member of PEO International, an organization of women who celebrate, educate and motivate other women, she worked with the PEO volunteer groups sorting and cleaning at the shelter, providing a Christmas Store so that the children living there could choose gifts for their mothers, and organizing a Mother’s Day luncheon. <image of donation room> 

Eventually, Karen and Bill moved to Canmore, and as Rotarians and active members of their community, they stayed connected to the cause of domestic violence through volunteerism and giving. As a supporter and volunteer with many local initiatives, Karen speaks of the advantages of becoming a monthly donor, after being an annual donor to Discovery House for many years.  

“Monthly donations help the organization but also the donor. When you’re on a fixed income, it can be helpful to predict where your money goes every month.” 

With volunteer opportunities limited due to COVID restrictions, Karen stays connected to Discovery House through the donor newsletter and appreciates the client stories of impact the most.  

For devoted, loyal donors like Karen and Bill, Discovery House is so grateful!  

To find out more about the Circle of Hope monthly giving group and to sign up, check out our monthly giving page.

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