Guide helps make charity connections

The holidays are fast approaching and while for many that means a trip to the mall or perusing boutiques

The holidays are fast approaching and while for many that means a trip to the mall or perusing boutiques, it is also the season of charity.

There are a myriad of wonderful causes and non-profit organizations in the Shuswap that  do so much to enrich our lives and improve the situation of many in our community.

But while we may realize there are needs in a general sense, there are often specific ways people can help various organizations that can become the perfect fit between giver and recipient.

That’s where the Observer’s annual Guide To Giving comes in. Each year, the newspaper donates free space in our pages for local non-profit groups to write about their organization’s needs and requests in hopes that people in the community will step up during the holidays.

We want to make both the non-profit groups aware of this opportunity (See the ad on page A20) and let the community know to watch for publication of the guide in the pages of the Observer on Wednesday, Dec. 3. It is a great way to set some priorities when considering charitable contributions.

The guide will also appear for free on our website at www.saobserver.net.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 28, so groups will need to send us something quickly.

It is our hope to connect people and help meet the needs of the groups who give back to Salmon Arm’s quality of life.