Charity and Donations

‘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

 

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

 

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 a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

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

 

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)
It's all smiles at Lilac Terrace after a generous donation from the Sparwood Futures Society allowed for the purchase of dozens of portable air-conditioning units to keep residents more comfortable in BCs summer heat. (Contributed by Michelle Matal)

Lilac Terrace residents cool off with new air-conditioners

A generous donation allowed for the purchase of dozens of new air-conditioners in response to the heatwave

It's all smiles at Lilac Terrace after a generous donation from the Sparwood Futures Society allowed for the purchase of dozens of portable air-conditioning units to keep residents more comfortable in BCs summer heat. (Contributed by Michelle Matal)
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)
The Elk Valley was out in force over the weekend to raise funds for Foundry East Kootenay. (Photo contributed)

4x4x48 challenge sees locals walk, run, bike their way for youth mental health

Over $15,000 was raised through the event over the weekend

The Elk Valley was out in force over the weekend to raise funds for Foundry East Kootenay. (Photo contributed)
Isabella GiaV ready to hit the slopes. (Contributed by Isabella GiaV)

Mighty moose dragathon 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)
The Fernie Legion donated $500 each to Elk Valley Search and Rescue, Angel Flight East Kootenay, the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club, the Fernie Cadet Corp and Days for Girls. Pictured left to right: ?, ?, Jeannie Watson and Brent Bidston. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie Legion digs deep for local causes

The Legion donated $500 each to five local groups

The Fernie Legion donated $500 each to Elk Valley Search and Rescue, Angel Flight East Kootenay, the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club, the Fernie Cadet Corp and Days for Girls. Pictured left to right: ?, ?, Jeannie Watson and Brent Bidston. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Volunteers from the Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society. (Contributed by Katrin Taylor)

Elk Valley Thrift Shop celebrates half a million in donations

The EVTSS has donated $502,000 to local causes in the Elk Valley since it opened

Volunteers from the Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society. (Contributed by Katrin Taylor)
Andrew Whittington of the U12 boys soccer team in Fernie keeping his skills sharp through winter. (Photo contributed by Markus Glickman)

Young Fernie soccer players dig deep for Rwanda

The U12 boys and U13 girls soccer teams in Fernie have come together to donate soccer equipment

Andrew Whittington of the U12 boys soccer team in Fernie keeping his skills sharp through winter. (Photo contributed by Markus Glickman)
Donation recipients thank the EVTSS for their generosity. (Photo Contributed)

Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society sends donations to Philippines

The shop is generously sending a variety of items to locations affected by severe flooding

Donation recipients thank the EVTSS for their generosity. (Photo Contributed)
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Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

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Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)
Calvin Domin is running to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)

Locals run to fundraise for youth mental health

Proceeds go the the EKFH’s Not Alone campaign raising money to support the opening of the Foundary

Calvin Domin is running to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)
A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)

Narwhal tusk discovered in Calgary Goodwill pile to be donated to university

The tusk had federal hunting tags from 1978 attached that say animal was harvested from the central Arctic

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)
Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer presented Angel Flight East Kootenay with an $8,000 cheque on Sept. 16. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Independent presents Angel Flight East Kootenay with $8,000 donation

The donation was raised via fundraising barbecues.

Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer presented Angel Flight East Kootenay with an $8,000 cheque on Sept. 16. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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