With the downturn in the economy, the Caritas DreamLife Lottery is at risk of losing money this year.
Covenant Foundation CEO Tracy Sopkow says with the deadline for ticket sales fast approaching, they’re asking for your help to turn things around.
“So, unfortunately, ticket sales are behind where we would hope them to be with the purchase deadline on October 20th. And we’re really just asking Edmontonians and those people who believe in the hospitals — and in health care in their community — to see if they can dig deep and support us by purchasing a ticket.”
Sopkow says it’s obvious another problem with the ticket sales is that people have already dug deep for the Fort McMurray wildfire relief efforts.
“Lotteries are a discretionary purchase, and when discretionary income is challenged for people it’s about prioritizing how they spend those. And so we hope that we can make it to the top of people’s priority list, because not only are they contributing to the hospitals and to their health, but they’re also taking a chance on an opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.”
Over the past 23 years, the Caritas DreamLife Lottery has raised over $21.5 million for the Grey Nuns Hospital, the Misericordia, and the Edmonton General. (td)