This past week, the Knox board announced that we would participate in a fundraising campaign for the construction project at First United Church

Knox’s goal is to contribute generously to the remaining $6.3 million needed to complete First’s building project.  The new First will be a universally accessible multi-story, purpose-built facility with four floors of amenities and seven floors of below-market housing.  You can learn more and keep up-to-date on the project here:

Knox has set a fundraising target of $100,000.  We expect to continue raising funds well into the fall, so there’s time to think about how and when you might be able to make a gift.

To get us started, the Atkins family has generously offered a matching gift to the campaign in Gail’s name.  Every dollar you donate will be matched by the Atkins family up to $50,000.  So every dollar you donate becomes two!  Imagine how quickly we can help First with such a fantastic matching opportunity.

There are many, many ways you can make a donation or pledge, ranging from online donations and E-transfers to bank wire transfers and mailed cheques.

Here’s How to Give:

Tech Savvy Givers may prefer to start on the donation website: 

If you prefer less high-tech giving, please download the document attached on this page, which outlines many ways you can give to First. 

If anyone is interested in setting up a multi-year pledge, you may email and they will contact you to set up a pledge.

Please remember — when you give, please use any available comment area to let First know that your gift should count towards Knox United VANCOUVER‘s fundraising goal (so the correct Knox gets credit for our gifts!)  😉

On behalf of the Knox Board, thank you all for your generous support.  Let’s see if we can hit this amazing goal!

— Susan McAlpine, Chair