IODE fundraiser raises money for local charities


IODE Boundary Bay Chapter hosted its annual Charity Garage Sale on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tsawwassen. All proceeds will go towards local charities.

IODE is a Canadian womens’ charitable organization, which was founded in 1900 by Margaret Polson Murray of Montreal. The Boundary Bay Chapter was formed in 2006 and is comprised of 18 ladies.

article continues below

Our help can be monetary or service-based. Service activities in which we currently participate include running small monthly bingo games at the local seniors’ Abbeyfield Homes in Tsawwassen.

We also put on a strawberry tea for these seniors and have arranged for a Christmas sing-a-longs. We also help to prepare and serve food at several of the monthly community dinners held in Ladner.

Through several fundraising initiates, our chapter primarily supports organizations in the South Delta community. The local Stroke Recovery Group , the Food Bank and various programs at South Delta and Delta Secondary schools to name a few.

We also make book bags for three kindergarten classes at Hellings Elementary School in North Delta and annually purchase a library book which has been awarded the annual IODE Violet Downey Book Award for each elementary school in South Delta.

IODE Boundary Bay Chapter recently hosted another successful bridge and afternoon tea social event. We sold a total of 19 tables and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended for their continued support in making this event a semi-annual fun social outing for bridge players at all levels.

Additionally, we contribute to provincial and national programs, which include scholarships and national disaster support. IODE is a registered charity. Anyone interested in making a donation or attending a monthly meeting can contact Diane at 604 948-3198.

Our national website is

Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

What are you doing more of while stuck at home?

or  view results