Help us Light a Star – SaveOn & Overwaitea Foods Set Goal for $5,000

Submitted by EKFH on 06-11-2013

Cranbrook, BC – EKFH’s Starlite Campaign is going to get some welcomed help in its fundraising efforts as SaveOn Foods in Cranbrook and Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley and Fernie create a special event to help us a light a star.

A team effort focused on supporting community health care initiatives, Store Managers from the three locations (Len Steenson, Dave Burki, Darryl Johnson & Mark Lento) decided to join together for a unique fundraising event focused around the Overwaitea Food Group’s More Rewards points.

From November 12 through to December 3, customer s who donate 1,000 (or larger amounts) More Reward points will see the local SaveOn & Overwaitea outlets donate a matching 1,000 points for every 1,000 points donated equaling a $2.00 donation from the Overwaitea Food Group.

The goal of the 3 stores is $5,000 (or more) with the funds raised being shared and distributed to the regional hospital foundation which holds them in trust for that specific community. The donations will be allocated to the area of greatest need which may be equipment and/or patient comforts for acute care, residential care or community based programs in the area.

To participate in the Help us Light a Star a customer simply has to redeem their More Rewards points at the customer service counter or directly through the till. Not enough points? No problem… donations are also gratefully accepted in-store with all donations being directed to the More Rewards points event.

The event kicks off November 15 at SaveOn Foods in Cranbrook with representatives from East Kootenay Foundation for Health hosting an information table and you may even see some of them possibly bagging a few groceries.

The EKFH Starlite Campaign exists to raise funds to help support community and regional health care initiatives to improve and better handle local needs. Your donations are extremely important and beneficial for our hospitals; seniors care facilities and public health programs.

So during November 12 to December 3 it can be more than just a grocery order and redeeming points; it can be a star in the making… and that star is you!

Donations also accepted on-line at

Back Row: Don MacMillan, EKFH Board & Starlite Organizing Committee Member joined by SaveOn’s Tanya Shilling, Paola Miller, Len Steenson (Store Manager), Dave Burki (Asst Manager), Glenda Larsen & Mel Bromley