Valleycare Medical doctors and staff present a cheque to Deanne McRae for YANA in the amount of $3,500 from the sale of books in their waiting room.

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Comox Valley Lions Club treasurer, Lion Ernie, presenting a $1,000 cheque to Santa’s Work Shop president Larry Clay along with Donna Kennedy and Pat Potratz. The work shop reconditions used toys and accepts donations of new toys to help parents of children between the ages of 0 - 16 to ensure those children have a good Christmas.

Pictured with Club President, Keith Tatton (left) are members of Cumberland Rotary sporting fleece scarves they’ve made and toques purchased for E.D.A.S. The club members have made 200 scarves and provided 15 warm toques that will be distributed to those in need this Christmas. EDAS (Everybody Deserves A Smile) has students putting packages together for people living on the streets in the community, across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

Comox Valley Lions Club treasurer, Lion Ernie, is presenting a cheque of $1,500 to Andree Stewart and Rob Phillips, for the Royal LePage Real Estate “Sharing the Christmas Spirit” project. Note all the blue totes in the background, they will be filled for the December 21st delivery.

Pictured above is Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial International Director, Dave Stevens, presenting Ryan Thorburn with a $500 cheque at a club meeting, to help with the transportation of a fire truck destined for El Tuito, Mexico.

Lorne the Weed Man recently donated $1,000 to YANA.

The Comox Valley ATV Club had a special annual Barbecue Party for all the Comox Valley emergency first responder groups in September. The event doubled as a fundraiser for You Are Not Alone (YANA). On Nov. 28, club members presented YANA with a cheque for $2,166.

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