In an official cheque presentation ceremony, at the currently under construction future home of the Aiken Community Hospice and Comox Valley Hospice Society location, Comox Valley Hospice Society was awarded The 100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley’s first donation of 2021 - a cheque for $14,300. Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness and the WeCanShelter project received a cheque for $20,000 from Bobbie and Frank Denton for a new shipping container home. “Thanks too to Tom and Holly Grant, and Jin and Dali Lin for their donations to the project,” said Charlene Davis, of Dawn to Dawn. “We also thank Simba Investments and Sean Vincent and Patrick Davis for the space they give us and covered storage complete the construction, as well as allowing us to use their office for the cheque presentation ceremony.” In the photo, Bobbie and Frank Denton present the cheque to Sue Finneron and Charlene Davis from Dawn to Dawn. Fresh Coast Investments (Aaron Bellmore), Christoph Real Estate Group (Jakob & Jasmen Christoph), and Robbins & Company CPA (Daryl Robbins & Jay Dzuba) partnered to rally the community to support Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North through a holiday matching donation campaign. The campaign raised over $24,600 in donations, which the sponsors topped up with $10,500 for a total of $35,100 towards Habitat’s affordable housing projects. (Photo by Karen McKinnon) Staff at WorkBC Courtenay held a jacket drive. Brooke Thoburn (WorkBC Courtenay) dropped off the donated items for Care-a-Van. Thanks Chelsea, Gordon, and Sabina of Care-A-Van. WorkBC Courtenay staff choose a charity each Christmas to donate to. For Christmas 2020 LUSH Valley was our recipient. Brooke Thoburn (Labour Market Specialist at WorkBC Courtenay) presents Maurita Prato (Executive Director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society) with a cheque to support the food box program. The warm embrace of a cozy blanket is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Meet donor Judi Pedder, a local artist and ongoing supporter of the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation. For many years, Judi was a volunteer for Project Linus - a non-profit organization with a mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or in need of comfort through the gift of a new, handmade blanket. Although this program no longer operates in the Comox Valley, Judi has continued their tradition. She recently dropped off 17 beautiful, hand-knit blankets made with love, to the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation. These blankets are on their way to the Maternal Child Care & Pediatrics department of the Comox Valley Hospital where they will be given to children and infants to keep, and to brighten their day.
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