Archway Society for Domestic Peace has received a $20,000 joint donation from Highstreet Ventures, a Kelowna-based property developer, and Skyline Living, a property manager based in Guelph, ON.
The donation was made as part of a recent celebration of the grand opening of Creekview Heights, a newly developed apartment complex on Deleenheer Road in Vernon, developed by Highstreet. With the development completed in June 2020, Skyline Living is managing the three-building property.
“Highstreet is dedicated to create a positive impact in the communities that we build in,” said Christina Wilson, Vice President of Development and Sales at Highstreet. “This year has had a tremendous effect on everyone’s living situation, which is why we selected the Archway Society for this donation.”
“Skyline Living is committed to building strong, caring, and vibrant communities, and to working with companies who share that vision,” said BJ Santavy, Vice President, Skyline Living.
“Highstreet and Skyline Living have previously partnered on several residential developments in Western Canada. We are pleased to have joined with Highstreet in contributing to Archway Society, which plays such an important role for children and families in Vernon.”
Archway Society for Domestic Peace offers a transition house, counselling, and justice-related programs. It has also introduced several supportive programs for young parents, women at risk of violence and homelessness, and children who have suffered abuse. Its programs and services can be viewed at ArchwaySociety.ca.
Like many non-profit and community organizations across the country, Archway Society has seen its fair share of challenges due to COVID-19.
“We were thrilled and honoured to receive the generous donation from Highstreet and Skyline Living, and it was truly serendipitous as the funds could not have come at a better time,” said Sherry Demetrick, Co-Executive Director at Archway Society.
“Domestic violence has been at epidemic levels for years, but since the arrival of COVID-19, we’ve seen increased needs for our services.”
“The abuse is not going to stop; a victim’s trauma is not going to be put on hold while this pandemic is happening,” added Micki Materi, Co-Executive Director at Archway Society.
“Due to the pandemic, we recently had to make the decision to cancel The Little Black Dress Event for 2020, which is our main fundraiser. This donation will help ensure we are able to continue to support women, children and families in our community.”
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