Charity and Donations

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

 

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

 

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

 

The Tulameen River surges through downtown Princeton Monday, Nov. 15. Photo: Facebook / Rhonda Carson

Boundary volunteers rally behind Princeton

Generosity, community spirit to endure as ‘the better side of this tragedy,’ says Midway mayor

The Tulameen River surges through downtown Princeton Monday, Nov. 15. Photo: Facebook / Rhonda Carson
(L-R) Youth With a Mission Grand Forks’ Theodore, Renée and Caleb (front) pitched in with realtor Sharon Marshal, YWAM’s Elsie and Larry Dannhauer, Rev. Cathy Straume and Joyce O’Doherty to make this year’s Coats for Kids drive an unqualified success. Photo courtesy of Sharon Marshall

Grand Forks clothing drive comes through in time for winter weather

Over 200 coats given to people in need, says organizer Sharon Marshall

(L-R) Youth With a Mission Grand Forks’ Theodore, Renée and Caleb (front) pitched in with realtor Sharon Marshal, YWAM’s Elsie and Larry Dannhauer, Rev. Cathy Straume and Joyce O’Doherty to make this year’s Coats for Kids drive an unqualified success. Photo courtesy of Sharon Marshall
(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary-wide Coats for Kids drive to be ‘best year ever,’ says founder

Winter gear will be made available to anyone in need starting Nov. 12

(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers chance to sponsor rescued Grand Forks bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks companies donate over $8,000 to Boundary Community Food Bank

Food Bank president Mike Wakelin thanked Grand Forks contributors Rockwool and Striker Industries

From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Isabella GiaV ready to hit the slopes. (Contributed by Isabella GiaV)

Mighty moose ‘dragathon’ at Fernie raises funds for mental health awareness

Drag performers will be doing laps of the Mighty Moose at FAR next week to raise funds for the Elk Valley Suicide Taskforce

Isabella GiaV ready to hit the slopes. (Contributed by Isabella GiaV)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Walkers across the Boundary raised over $22,000 for Boundary Family Services as part of the region’s first-ever Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) campaign, officially scheduled for last Saturday, Feb. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler, with permission of CNOY

Boundary braves Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon for area ‘homeless, hungry and hurting’

Proceeds from this year’s first-ever event will go towards Boundary Family Services

Walkers across the Boundary raised over $22,000 for Boundary Family Services as part of the region’s first-ever Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) campaign, officially scheduled for last Saturday, Feb. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler, with permission of CNOY
A snowy Market Avenue lies under the Coldest Night of the Year’s logo. Boundary Family Services is putting the event on across the Boundary this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. Landscape photo by Laurie Tritschler, overlaid with a poster published by Boundary Family Services

Boundary Family Services gearing up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser

This year’s event has been modified for COVID-safety, organizers say

A snowy Market Avenue lies under the Coldest Night of the Year’s logo. Boundary Family Services is putting the event on across the Boundary this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. Landscape photo by Laurie Tritschler, overlaid with a poster published by Boundary Family Services
Community Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy poses for a snap at the Gospel Chapel gym Wednesday, Dec. 16. Hardy has run the program for the past two years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

PHOTOS: The Community Christmas Hamper Program giveaway in pictures

Over 100 people who qualified picked up food hampers and toys at the Gospel Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 16

Community Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy poses for a snap at the Gospel Chapel gym Wednesday, Dec. 16. Hardy has run the program for the past two years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Volunteer Teresa Banks puts a food hamper on the table at the Gospel Chapel’s gymnasium in the lead up to the Community Christmas Hamper Program’s kick off Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Christmas Hamper Program kicks off at Gospel Chapel

City businesses and private residents donated enough food for around 200 hampers

Volunteer Teresa Banks puts a food hamper on the table at the Gospel Chapel’s gymnasium in the lead up to the Community Christmas Hamper Program’s kick off Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Community Futures Boundary donates to hamper programs

Donations aim to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

  • Dec 16, 2020
Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler