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UsedVictoria.com to Donate Items to Assist Victoria’s Beacon of Hope House Program

April 29, 2013

VICTORIA, B.C. – UsedVictoria.com announced today that its Community Angel Program is fullfilling a wishlist for Victoria’s Beacon of Hope House by donating dozens of useful used items purchased from sellers on UsedVictoria.com. 

The Beacon of Hope House program, founded by the Salvation Army in 2007, provides a safe haven for at-risk male youth (ages 13-18) seeking individualized and comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment. They recently moved into a new location and they have a wishlist of items they need for the new home. 

Community Angel, Carly Russell-Huntley has been browsing UsedVictoria.com listings for house hold items to find and collect for the Hope House. A number of items have already been collected including a book shelf, kitchen table and chairs, BBQ, TV with TV stand, sporting equipment and a laptop computer to name a few.

The Community Angel Program will deliver all the items at 10 a.m. on May 1, 2013 to the Salvation Army’s executive director, Major Juan Burry, at the Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre located at 525 Johnson Street.

Beacon of Hope House is a six bed residential treatment and recovery facility. It provides a safe haven for at-risk male youth seeking individualized and comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment. Open for five years, the Victoria facility serves the province.

“I would like to thank UsedVictoria.com and their Community Angel Program for their support and recognition of the value of our Hope House program,” said Keltie Manderville of Beacon of Hope House. “The support means alot to us and the donated items will save us money that we can now put towards our important programs to help at-risk youth.”

Hope House offers a safe therapeutic environment for youth to begin the healing process, promote accountability and personal responsibility, assist in the development of life skills and empower youth to make positive choices. 

The full program is 90 days, with an option for 30 and 60 day stays as well.

To qualify youth need to be clean and sober for a minimum of five days, be actively in need of recovery support, be willing to abstain from alcohol and drugs, be motivated to become free of addiction and be willing to abide by house guidelines.

For more information and to donate to Victoria’s Beacon of Hope House, please contact Keltie Manderville: email: KManderville@VictoriaARC.org phone: (250) 381-9474.

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About Used.ca:

Used.ca was founded in 2003 with the vision that an effective, free, online marketplace for the sale of used goods would reduce landfill content, benefit the environment and save people money. It is now Canada’s biggest Canadian-owned online classified network with local city sites across the country, including UsedVictoria, UsedVancouver, UsedOttawa, UsedPEI and more. Our network of over 55 websites has now become the most efficient platform for buyers to connect with private and commercial sellers to find what they want in their local community.

Media Contacts:

Lacey Sheardown, Used.ca
250.381.3633 ext. 3291
Media@Used.ca

Scott Ledingham/PR MediaNow
613.806.7135
Scott@PRMediaNow.com