Parkers aids local charity
Parkers Chrysler and Janet Parker have collectively donated their largest amount ever to Discovery House.
“We are overwhelmed by the $30,900 donation. We had no idea it would be such a generous amount,” said Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham.
Parkers Chrysler raised $5,900 during their September fundraiser by committing $100 for every vehicle sold during that month.
Janet Parker, mother of the late Colin Parker, who struggled with substance abuse, added to her dealership’s fundraising efforts with a personal cheque for Discovery House in the amount of $10,000.
“We cannot bring Colin back but if we can help another mother and family avoid this tremendous lost, then we will do whatever we can,” she said.
“Organizations like Discovery House need the community’s full support to help those who suffer from addictionî said Janet Parker.
Parkers Chrysler then donated an additional $15,000 for a total donation of $30,900.
“With the opioid overdose epidemic, continual fundraising is key for Discovery House to keep their doors open to men in crisis,” said general manager Jim Tabler.
“Penticton is lucky to have Discovery House to help men get clean and sober so they can return to their families, and we will continue to help however we can.”
Family owned and operated, Parkers Chrysler has been operating in Penticton since 1945.
Discovery House executive director Jerome Abraham, Janet Parker and Parkers Chrysler general manager Jim Tabler with a $30,900 donation to the men’s substance-abuse recovery program.