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Evolution Fulfillment, Ape Ship, raise $60,000 in charity sale

Delta Community Foundation to benefit
Ape Ship cheque
Pictured left to right; Delta Community Foundation’s Carlene Lewall and Gail Martin with Evolution Fulfillment and Ape Ship COO Dion Willis and President Ben Martin with a cheque for $60,000 presented to the Foundation following their successful Mother’s Day charity weekend sale.

This past Mother’s Day weekend, locally-based Evolution Fulfillment, and Ape Ship Courier & Freight, raised $60,000 to benefit the Delta Community Foundation.

The sale was met with an outpouring of support successfully raising $30,000 during the three-day event. Evolution Fulfillment and Ape Ship extended their generosity even further by donating $15,000 each to match the $30,000 raised, for a total donation of $60,000.

On top of this generous donation, the City of Delta sponsored the venue, Ladner’s Harris Barn, enabling the Foundation to direct all of the weekend’s proceeds to Delta charities.

“It was great to see the community come out and support the sale. We had an extraordinary group of volunteers that really made it fun and easy,” said says Ben Martin, president and CEO of Evolution Group of Companies. “Evolution earmarks funds for each year for community and charitable contributions and I felt that this would be a great opportunity to inject some of these funds directly into the local community by matching the sales proceeds.

“I love that the foundation provides assistance directly to people in need in our community, as well as some of the smaller charities that need that little boost to keep their programs running.”

Carlene Lewall, vice president of the Delta Community Foundation, knows how big of an impact the funds raised will have for the Foundation and the causes they support.

“We are truly overwhelmed with the generosity shown by the Evolution Group. Not only did they donate all the items for sale on Mother’s Day weekend, but their staff also worked alongside all of us and our many volunteers to make the sale a great success,” she said. “We are humbled by it all. Without all the amazing volunteers, Evolution’s generous support and the City of Delta, we could not have hosted such a successful event.”