Recently, L’Arche Comox Valley received a generous donation from the Cumberland Centennial Rotary. The funds will go toward an accessibility lift at Jubilee House, a residence for adults with intellectual disabilities. Shown here is Linda Oprica, Community Services Director of Rotary, presenting the cheque to Paula Holmes-Rodman of L’Arche Comox Valley.

Comox Valley gives back

Saluting the organizations and individual who make our community great

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The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many acts of philanthropy that make our community a better place to live. Email your photos and submissions to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com, with “Giving Back” in the subject line.

 

Each year in March and April, a dedicated group of CRA-trained volunteers work at the Comox Valley Lions Den, preparing tax returns for low income individuals and families. Some of those folks make a charitable donation to have their returns completed. This year the proceeds were split between L’Arche Comox Valley and LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Seen here are (L-R): Nancy Owen, Lions Club income tax preparation committee chair; Paula Holmes-Rodman of L’Arche CV; Frank van Gisbergen, a volunteer tax preparer; Maurita Prato of LUSH Valley; and Charmaine Menard, CV Lions president.

The Comox Firefighters Association has donated $1,000.00 to St. Georges United Church for their soup kitchen renovation. The funds donated by the Comox firefighters come from their “Pay it Forward” account which is created from funds raised through their Comox Fire Training Centre. Countless groups and charities have benefited from this fund.

100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley (WWCCV) chose the Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) as the recipient of funds from its April meeting. The CVTS was presented with an $11,800 cheque. Pictured (from left) Jenny Day (WWCCV), Heather Ney (CVTS) , Lisa Wilcox (WWCCV), Anne Davis (CVTS), Kate Matta (CVTS), Carol Daize (WWCCV). Photo by Tanya Szmata

The Forbidden Barbershop Singers presented a cheque for the proceeds of their spring fundraiser to residents of the I Belong Centre.

Pictured here are Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial at a recently organized clothing exchange. Lightly used and some brand new clothing were donated to the Comox Valley Transition Society thrift shop, Too Good To Be Threw” on Puntledge Road in Courtenay. Very concerned about the recent fire that closed the previous location these Rotarians decided to help out with some new inventory. Rotarians Left to right - Ellen Klassen, Margaret Neal, Barb Giroday, Judy McQuillan, guest-Lill Tosoff, Deborah Nolan, and Donna Frawley.

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