Charity and Donations

Pictured here are (left to right) Mrs. Swinford, Dana Stoeckly, Jordan Lucki and Katelyn Gafka. (Contribued Photo/Brenda Deschenes)

AESS students pour on Christmas love with toy drive

Two-week toy drive sees toy, cash, gift card donations

 

Phil Dacre (left) and Lana Guthrie started a two-person Rally for Love fundraising committee and raised more than $2,000 for Chilliwack Community Cupboard. (Submitted photo)

Rally for Love fundraiser brings in more than $2,000 for Chilliwack Community Cupboard

Phil Dacre and Lana Guthrie formed a two-person committee to run a Christmas drive

 

Addy VanLochlem of Agassiz swims at Ferny Coombe Pool. Her swimathon attracted the attention of the First Lady of Kenya, who matched Addy’s donation to impoverished communities in her country. (File Photo)

Kenyan First Lady matches Agassiz swimathon donations

Addy VanLochlem’s donation helped secure 180,000 meals for needy children in Kenya

 

Agassiz Spedway member Barbara Ten Bos (right) presents a giant cheque to Agassiz Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal. After counting the donated bottles and cans, cash, toys and food, the grand total supporting AHCS exceeds $2,000 (Contributed Photo/Barbara Ten Bos)

Agassiz Speedway Christmas drive nets more than $2,000

Between cash, toys, food and bottles and cans, it’s a big support to AHCS

Agassiz Spedway member Barbara Ten Bos (right) presents a giant cheque to Agassiz Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal. After counting the donated bottles and cans, cash, toys and food, the grand total supporting AHCS exceeds $2,000 (Contributed Photo/Barbara Ten Bos)
Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford wildlife centre joins laundry list of groups suffering financially due to pandemic

Centre desperately in need of new outbuildings to house and care for small creatures

Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Guests who purchased tickets for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s virtual Grand Gala on Nov. 20 received the “Gala in a Box.” (Submitted photo)

Virtual Fraser Valley Grand Gala raises $67K for health care

Event supports hospitals in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope

Guests who purchased tickets for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s virtual Grand Gala on Nov. 20 received the “Gala in a Box.” (Submitted photo)
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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)
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)
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The Porsche Club of America-Canada West Region rolled through Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday (August 22). In appreciation for hospitality, the club donated $500 to the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services food bank. (Contributed photo/Porsche Club of America-Canada)

Porsche club thanks Harrison for hospitality

The club members donated $500 to AHCS as a way of saying thank you

The Porsche Club of America-Canada West Region rolled through Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday (August 22). In appreciation for hospitality, the club donated $500 to the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services food bank. (Contributed photo/Porsche Club of America-Canada)
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Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy

Imagine Canada, a charity itself, has calculated the COVID-19 pandemic will cut donations by up to $6 billion this year

Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford man, 90, to do 10th annual leap from plane

Nelson Drozdowich hopes to reach $100,000 goal for Cyrus Centre

  • Jul 24, 2020
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)

Tribute bands rally to raise cash for charities in online festival June 27

‘Together we can show everyone the Canadian Spirit is alive and well in these difficult times’

The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Walk for ALS takes virtual approach for 2020

Event normally held every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

  • Jun 16, 2020
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)
PHOTOS: Chilliwack Sheriff’s office assists AHCS in food hamper delivery
PHOTOS: Chilliwack Sheriff’s office assists AHCS in food hamper delivery
A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
Shelley and Peter Hyma have donated $4,000 to the Kent-Harrison Foundation, creating a fifth endowment fund for the philanthropic organization. The Hymas family discussed distributing bursaries to students going into trades, with preference given to the automotive industry. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Shelley and Peter Hyma have donated $4,000 to the Kent-Harrison Foundation, creating a fifth endowment fund for the philanthropic organization. The Hymas family discussed distributing bursaries to students going into trades, with preference given to the automotive industry. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Agassiz Christian School students pose with dozens of food items they gathered for Agassiz-Harrison Community Services during their food drive at the end of February. Teacher Simon Braun oversaw this and other charitable projects as voted on by the students (Simon Braun/Contributed Photo)

Agassiz Christian students net 250 items for Community Services

This is part of an ongoing charitable project

Agassiz Christian School students pose with dozens of food items they gathered for Agassiz-Harrison Community Services during their food drive at the end of February. Teacher Simon Braun oversaw this and other charitable projects as voted on by the students (Simon Braun/Contributed Photo)