Timeless Treasures fundraiser a success

The Timeless Treasures sale in North Saanich last weekend succeeded in raising close to $9,000 for Save the Children

Anastasia Shkilnyk

NORTH SAANICH — The Timeless Treasures sale held at Holy Trinity Church in North Saanich last weekend succeeded in raising close to $9,000 for Save the Children.

Anastasia Shkilnyk, organizer of the sale of unique women’s apparel, said the funds will go to to Save the Children Canada with a specific dedication to helping the child refugees of the Syrian conflict.

She said the amount they raised during the sale can provide access to basic health care, education and trauma counselling in a child-friendly space for 270 children for a month, or, household kits including necessities like blankets, tarpaulins, utensils and candles for 180 newly-arriving families, or, kits for the immediate care of 900 infants arriving in refugee camps.

“The Syrian refugee kids may never know where their support came from, but I, along with the many wonderful friends from North Saanich who helped me make this a success and the women who contributed as they picked out something unique for themselves can be proud of the fact that they got their act together and actually did something to help,” said Shkilnyk.

— News staff