“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
As two young entrepreneurs, born into a family with a long legacy in the Okanagan – we feel like the August Family Foundation is our way of giving back to the community that has given so much to us. With the passing of Gary August, we realized how the community touched him, and the life the community gave him. We realized this after the amazing amount of people who came forward with heart felt memories and condolences, we knew he was an amazing person but didn’t know how much he touched the people around him. I then realized it’s not what you have in life it’s the people in it that make the difference and for that I thank him.
Our first event with the Central Okanagan Hospice Association was very important to us. The organization took unbelievable care of one of our own Uncle Gary, The way that they were taken care of felt as though it wasn’t their job, it was their passion. Our focus with the August Family Foundation is to help charities within the Okanagan who have helped touched locals in the valley.
The Okanagan Dream Rally
For four years now the annual Okanagan Dream Rally has been the primary charitable event of the August Family Foundation. A very unique event of its kind, the Okanagan Dream Rally pairs special children in need with a driver of a supercar or luxury vehicle for a day and a drive they won’t soon forget.
All proceeds from the Okanagan Dream Rally go towards charitable organizations within our community. To date, $1,600,000 has been raised.
Just recently we have announced that we will be teaming up with Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon with a goal to raise $500,000 over the course of three years through events such as the Okanagan Dream Rally, the annual Cars & Toys fundraiser at August Luxury Motorcars, and some other surprises we have along the way.
– Matt August