BC Hospitality Foundation Matches Funds for Those in Need

October to be Tip Out To Help Month

September 2, 2011 (Vancouver, BC) – As part of its efforts to help those employed in the BC hospitality industry who are experiencing financial difficulty, the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) matches the monies raised at fundraisers.

The BCHF has already helped eight individuals and their supporters since its inception in 2006 by matching funds to $5000. Below are examples of two recent events that have benefitted.

  • Coquitlam’s Frog & Nightgown Pub hosted a fundraiser that included an auction and a $10 burger & beer special.  The event raised over $10,000 for Sherry Winstanley; BCHF contributed an additional $5,000.
  • The first annual “Giving Charlie a Chance” event, supporting the son of Gotham Bar’s manager Steve Schmietenknop, was hosted by Yagger’s.  Ticket sales, donations, 50/50 draws and a silent auction raised over $10,000; BCHF contributed an additional $5,000.

October is Tip Out To Help Month:  BCHF is starting a fundraising program this October:  called Tip Out To Help, the program encourages members of the hospitality industry to raise funds however they please and donate them to BCHF to help their colleagues in need. Some easy examples of fundraising ideas are staff donating a twoonie per shift, management donating a % of sales, and/or team fundraisers.  Every twoonie means something.

People are encouraged to join the movement  and register a team at www.tipouttohelp.com


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About the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation: Formed in 2006, the BCHF is a charitable organization dedicated to providing financial support to individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with extraordinary costs arising from a serious health crisis.    Since its inception, the Foundation has expanded to also award scholarships to students enrolled in hospitality programmes.  BCHF raises funds through donations, third party functions and by hosting events such as an annual golf tournament, Dish N ‘Dazzle and Tip Out To Help.




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