The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club donated a pickup load of winter clothing from the club members and friends of the Club to the Comox Bay Care Society (Care-A-Van) to disburse to the less fortunate in the Valley. President Ken and Service Chair Cathy are shown giving the clothes to Peter from the CBCS. When Santa’s Workshop was cancelled this year, Island Hearts of Hope stepped up with CV Christmas for Kids and the Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club was pleased to make its annual donation to this group. Lion Cathy gave the donation to Island Hearts of Hope member Baynes Sound Lion Shellie. Comox Valley Record publisher Keith Currie presents YANA (You Are Not Alone) executive director Kelly Barnie with a cheque for $11,000 - the proceeds from the Valley Vonka event. YANA is a local non-profit society that provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother. Life director Barry Beardon of Dr. Briggs Council #4597, Knights of Columbus, presented a $300 cheque to the Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre. Sandy Vanderveen received the cheque on behalf of the Centre. “In these trying times it is more important than ever that we support young women at a very stressful time in their lives,” said a K of C representative. Island Affair Giftware in Comox sells L’ArcheWorx products. In the month of December, she pledged to donate $1,000 if she was able to reach 1,000 followers on Instagram. The photo is the exchange of the cheque. The people pictured are (left to right) Lila Blair, owner, Island Affair Giftware, and Randy Bates and Hervé Monier from L’Arche Comox Valley. “We really love Lila and all she’s done for us, especially over the holiday season when all the craft fairs were cancelled,” said a L’Arche respresentative. Courtenay Quality Foods manager Robb Byrnes presents Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird with a donation of QF gift cards for the Cumberland Food Share program. Cumberland Food Share prepares and delivers healthy weekly food boxes to families and singles in Cumberland requiring food assistance.
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