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Western Wheel Cares kicks off 2021 campaign

2021 campaign to benefit seven charities
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Western Wheel publisher Shaun Jessome and office manager Gayle Wolf with the cheque of over $71,000 raised during the 2020 Western Wheel Cares campaign. The 2021 campaign kicks off on Nov. 1. (Western Wheel File Photo)

Western Wheel Cares is looking to build on a record campaign year as it hits a milestone.

The 2021 campaign is the 10th year of Western Wheel Cares, which takes donations from the community and distributes them evenly to a host of worthy charities.

“We are collecting donations for seven charities again this year and are very happy to be able to support two of our local special needs organizations which are FAIM and Inclusion Foothills,” said Gayle Wolf, office manager at the Western Wheel and co-ordinator of the Wheel Cares campaign. “Both these organizations do so much in our community to help people with developmental disabilities live a better quality of life.”

The 2021 Western Wheel Cares campaign will benefit seven organizations: Foothills Advocacy in Motion Society, Foothills Country Hospice, Inclusion Foothills, Okotoks Food Bank, Pound Rescue, Rowan House Society and Sheep River Health Trust.

The 2020 campaign exceeded expectations with a record $71,379.65 raised, bringing the total raised over the nine years to $414,282.

“Last year’s total of over $71,000 was simply outstanding,” Wolf added. “And we are hopeful that our community shows the same feeling of giving during this year’s campaign as the needs of many in our community continue to be high.”

This year’s campaign runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.

The Western Wheel will feature one of the seven charities for the next seven weeks.

To donate to Western Wheel Cares: mail cheques to Box 150, Okotoks Ab. T1S 2A2 or click here for a Paypal donation link.

As well, you can drop by to the Wheel office at 9 McRae St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.) 


Remy Greer

About the Author: Remy Greer

Remy Greer is the assistant editor and sports reporter for Okotokstoday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper. For story tips contact rgreer@okotoks.greatwest.ca
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