Maxwell Newhouse is selling these two paintings with half of the proceeds going to Red Cross for Ukraine. His fundraiser is just one of many that folks in Chilliwack and beyond have taken on. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Maxwell Newhouse is selling these two paintings with half of the proceeds going to Red Cross for Ukraine. His fundraiser is just one of many that folks in Chilliwack and beyond have taken on. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

List of Chilliwack fundraisers in support of Ukraine

Here’s what Chilliwack businesses and individuals are doing to raise money for Ukraine

Many Chilliwack companies and local folks are holding their own fundraisers in response to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Below is a list of some of the fundraisers for Ukraine that are happening in Chilliwack.

To get your locally organized Chilliwack fundraiser added to this list, email jenna.hauck@theprogress.com.

• Artist Maxwell Newhouse is selling two paintings with half proceeds going to Red Cross. The two outdoor hockey paintings he created last year have recently been adapted to include the Ukrainian colours. One painting is $2,000 and the other is $3,000, and they can be viewed and purchased at Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing at 9369 Mill St. Complimentary framing will be added to the paintings.

• The Farm Store in Yarrow (4540 Simmons Rd.) is holding a fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees. All proceeds from the sale of whole duck, duck parts and frozen duck confit are going to Hungry For Life International. The charity is based in Chilliwack, and local man Chad Martz is currently in Ukraine distributing supplies and setting up shelters. The fundraiser runs until March 23.

READ MORE: Chilliwack family living in western Ukraine helps those fleeing Russian invasion

• Black Cat Custom Yarn has made a special blue-and-yellow, hand-dyed yarn called Slava Ukraini with all proceeds going to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. This yarn will only be available for a limited time. Go to blackcatcustomyarn.com/products/slava-ukraini for more info and to purchase the yarn.

• The Book Man is raising money for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (cufoundation.ca) by selling yellow and blue squares of paper. For $2 per square, folks can write a message on the piece of paper and it will be placed in the window of the book store to create a giant Ukrainian flag. Donations can be made at 45939 Wellington Ave.

The window at The Book Man in Chilliwack. As of March 15, $1,875 had been raised for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. (The Book Man)

The window at The Book Man in Chilliwack. As of March 15, $1,875 had been raised for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. (The Book Man)

• Multi Pack Foods and Deli is selling its reuben sandwich on marble rye for $5.99 with part proceeds going to Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis. Fundraiser goes until March 19.

• Bow and Stern (46130 Yale Rd.) is having a drink fundraiser for the month of March with $2 from each ‘Kyiv Mule’ going to the Canadian Red Cross’ Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. Kyiv Mule: Ketel One Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and mint.

• Several direct sellers and home-based businesses in Chilliwack are selling their products online through the Facebook group ‘Home Based Business – Ukraine Fundraiser’ with a minimum donation of 10 per cent going to Red Cross. Go to facebook.com/groups/ukrainefundraiser for more.

• A drive for medical supplies is taking place in Chilliwack for the Vancouver branch of The Ukrainian Canadian Congress. All supplies will be shipped to Poland and delivered to the border. Items of greatest need are CAT tourniquets and pressure dressings (see image below for other supplies needed). There are currently two drop off locations: Chilliwack Opportunity Society (10135 Williams Rd.) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and CFBCHS Chilliwack Military Museum (5915 B Wellington Ave.) from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

(Submitted)

List of others raising funds for Ukraine:

• Cheamview United Church, through the United Church of Canada, is collecting donations for people fleeing Ukraine: united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/ukraine-crisis

• Mt. Slesse Middle School is raising funds for Hungry For Life International

This list will be updated regularly.


 

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