Charity and Donations

Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Dodge toy drive brings in big haul for kids

In second year, business got more than three times the toy donations

 

VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU culinary arts students providing 200 meals each week to Salvation Army

Campus cafeterias have been closed but cooking has continued

 

Volunteer for a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle shift, donate to a Kettle, or sponsor a hamper for a family in need. Visit <a href="https://www.cvsalarmy.ca/volunteer/" target="_blank">CVSalArmy.ca</a> to learn more.

Christmas kettles bring hope in a hard winter

Fill a virtual kettle or sponsor a hamper to help a family through this challenging year

  • Dec 7, 2020

 

The 19th annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction runs online from Dec. 1-18. Photo supplied

Crown Isle’s annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction goes online for 2020

Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community hosts the 19th annual Gingerbread Village…

  • Nov 26, 2020
The 19th annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction runs online from Dec. 1-18. Photo supplied
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Volunteer for a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle shift, donate to a Kettle, or sponsor a hamper for a family in need. Visit <a href="https://www.cvsalarmy.ca/volunteer/" target="_blank">CVSalArmy.ca</a> to learn more.

Iconic Red Kettles Hitting the Streets

Donate, volunteer, or sponsor a hamper to help a family through this challenging year

  • Nov 16, 2020
Volunteer for a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle shift, donate to a Kettle, or sponsor a hamper for a family in need. Visit <a href="https://www.cvsalarmy.ca/volunteer/" target="_blank">CVSalArmy.ca</a> to learn more.
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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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)
The Courtenay and Campbell River Habitat for Humanity ReStores will be going online as of Wednesday, April 29. (File photo)

Habitat ReStores in Courtenay and Campbell River move online

‘Virtual’ Restores open Wednesday

  • Apr 28, 2020
The Courtenay and Campbell River Habitat for Humanity ReStores will be going online as of Wednesday, April 29. (File photo)
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)
Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo

Man accidentally donates girlfriend’s 50 pairs of shoes to B.C. thrift store

Cassandra Converse has forgiven him, but she jokes that this Valentine’s Day better be pretty special

Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo