Teens Count Too Society (The) on Our Okanagan:

Teenagers are the overlooked sector. Those from marginalized families between 13 and 18 fall between the cracks. They benefit indirectly from social assistance given to families, but at special occasions such as Christmas and Graduation, there are very few helping hands. The Teens Count Too Society began 31-years ago as an initiative of CICF Radio (Sun FM). We are a registered non-profit charitable society, with a mandate to raise funds for the expressed purpose of:

  • Buying gifts (clothing and toiletries) for needy teens at Christmas.
  • Assisting marginalized teens at Graduation (The Cinderella Project).
  • Providing bursaries for needy teens for post-secondary education.
  • Teens Count Too has also assisted Teen Junction and students in the Open Learning program.

Our charity enjoys the support of a long list of community organizations and businesses. The volunteers that shop for Christmas gifts receive outstanding discounts from major retailers, such as Wal-Mart.  Every year, groups and businesses ask us how they can help.  Our on-air appeal generates an amazing response from the Sun FM audience, with gifts of cash, in-kind support as well as dresses for The Cinderella Project.

We are forever grateful for the support we receive… and yet we can always benefit from more.

All donors of cash receive a tax receipt.  We do our best to afford on-air recognition for in-kind donors that respects and acknowledges their contribution.

For more information, please contact Sun FM at 250-545-9222.  Ask for Nicole Lucas or Gail Hogan.  Or, email Teens Count Too, care of Nicole Lucas at nicole.lucas@bellmedia.ca.

 

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Teens Count Too Society (The)
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Address c/o Sun FM
2800 - 31 Street
Vernon, BC
V1T 5H4
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Phone (250) 545-9222
Fax (250) 542-2083
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Teens, teenagers, marginalized youth, youth, graduation, Christmas, scholarships, bursaries
Key Contact Nicole Lucas, President
Email nicole.lucas@bellmedia.ca
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Teenagers are the overlooked sector. Those from marginalized families between 13 and 18 fall between the cracks. They benefit indirectly from social assistance given to families, but at special occasions such as Christmas and Graduation, there are very few helping hands. The Teens Count Too Society began 31-years ago as an initiative of CICF Radio (Sun FM). We are a registered non-profit charitable society, with a mandate to raise funds for the expressed purpose of:

  • Buying gifts (clothing and toiletries) for needy teens at Christmas.
  • Assisting marginalized teens at Graduation (The Cinderella Project).
  • Providing bursaries for needy teens for post-secondary education.
  • Teens Count Too has also assisted Teen Junction and students in the Open Learning program.

Our charity enjoys the support of a long list of community organizations and businesses. The volunteers that shop for Christmas gifts receive outstanding discounts from major retailers, such as Wal-Mart.  Every year, groups and businesses ask us how they can help.  Our on-air appeal generates an amazing response from the Sun FM audience, with gifts of cash, in-kind support as well as dresses for The Cinderella Project.

We are forever grateful for the support we receive… and yet we can always benefit from more.

All donors of cash receive a tax receipt.  We do our best to afford on-air recognition for in-kind donors that respects and acknowledges their contribution.

For more information, please contact Sun FM at 250-545-9222.  Ask for Nicole Lucas or Gail Hogan.  Or, email Teens Count Too, care of Nicole Lucas at nicole.lucas@bellmedia.ca.

 

What We Offer

Bursaries & Scholarships

“Teens” also funds annual $500 bursaries to local secondary schools to assist marginalized teens with post-secondary education. Ther number of bursaries awarded annually varies from year to year and is based on the success of our fund raising campaigns. THe schaolarships and bursaries are administered by secondary schools in SD 22.

Christmas gifts for marginalized teens

Since “Teens” was launched in 1985, we have raised over $300,000 in cash and goods and services with an estimated value of over $100,000 – dedicated to needy teens in the North Okanagan.

Sun FM staff and volunteers raise the money, then do the shopping for hundreds of teens.  Last year, we helped over 430 teens with gifts of clothing and toiletries at Christmas (recipients selected by the Salvation Army).

The Cinderalla Project (Assistance at Graduation)

The Cinderella Project provides assistance to Grade 12 students with grad and yearbook fees, grad photos and the loan of dresses and tuxedo’s for students.  In 2015, Teens Count Too made it possible for 70 students to join their peers in graduation ceremonies.

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