Charity and Donations

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

 

Wilma’s Transition Society will be giving away $1,000 worth of free groceries every month for six months to a family or individual from the Chilliwack-Kent area. (Robert Lachlan)

Wilma’s Transition Society giving away $6,000 of free groceries to Chilliwack-Kent family in need

‘Fill your fridge’ campaign will see 1 family or individual win $1,000 of food every month for 6 months

 

People on horseback participate in the last Rotary Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, 2019 in Chilliwack. This year, bins will be placed along the parade route where people can donate non-perishable food items for the food bank. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Donations for food bank being collected at Christmas parade in Chilliwack

Parade organizers have a goal to collect 1,000 items for the Salvation Army food bank in Chilliwack

 

An image from the 2019 Elements Casino Toy Drive. This year’s event is set for Dec. 4, 2022. (Elements Casino Chilliwack/ Facebook)

3 Chilliwack businesses come together for toy drive to make Christmas brighter for kids

Elements Casino Toy Drive is in partnership with Murray Honda, Art of Driving School

An image from the 2019 Elements Casino Toy Drive. This year’s event is set for Dec. 4, 2022. (Elements Casino Chilliwack/ Facebook)
Left to right: Amber Siemens, CADREB president-elect Brad Latham, Crystal DeJager and Marie-eve Parras at the 2022 Realtors Care Blanket Drive. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack fills 390 bags with donations for Realtors Care Blanket Drive

The 28th annual event collected blankets, sleeping bags, coats and other warm clothing

Left to right: Amber Siemens, CADREB president-elect Brad Latham, Crystal DeJager and Marie-eve Parras at the 2022 Realtors Care Blanket Drive. (submitted photo)
Brooke Browne (right) with Remax Nyda Realty takes a donation during their drive-thru toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Toy drive by Chilliwack Realtors will bring Christmas gifts to children, teens in need

Gifts collected at Remax Nyda Realty’s annual Toy House go to Chilliwack Community Services program

Brooke Browne (right) with Remax Nyda Realty takes a donation during their drive-thru toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund is continuing to help flood-impacted farmers and others with their recovery efforts. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund raises $4.4 million

Donations help farmers, businesses and organizations in recovery work

The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund is continuing to help flood-impacted farmers and others with their recovery efforts. (Submitted photo)
Children in Costa Rica open their Canadian-packed Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. (Frank King)

Folks in Chilliwack can drop off shoeboxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Last year, Canadians filled more than 413,000 shoeboxes with gifts for struggling children

Children in Costa Rica open their Canadian-packed Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. (Frank King)
Terry Peressini, chair of the Jamboree, Pat Daws, president of the Fraser Valley branch of Power Pioneers, Chantelle Bowles of Canuck Place Dave Lede House, and Rob Kikkert, provincial president of BC Hydro Power Pioneers. (Photo by Ray Dawes)

BC Hydro Power Pioneers donate to Abbotsford’s Dave Lede House

Group raised funds through event held in Harrison Hot Springs

Terry Peressini, chair of the Jamboree, Pat Daws, president of the Fraser Valley branch of Power Pioneers, Chantelle Bowles of Canuck Place Dave Lede House, and Rob Kikkert, provincial president of BC Hydro Power Pioneers. (Photo by Ray Dawes)
Herta Stoffel picks up a stocking from her front door after members of the U11 A1 Bruins minor hockey team helped deliver about 45 stockings to low-income seniors on Dec. 21, 2021 as part of the annual Christmas Stocking Program put on by the Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resource Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Drop off stocking stuffers for low-income seniors at drive-thru fundraiser in Chilliwack

Donations go to Christmas stocking program by Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society

Herta Stoffel picks up a stocking from her front door after members of the U11 A1 Bruins minor hockey team helped deliver about 45 stockings to low-income seniors on Dec. 21, 2021 as part of the annual Christmas Stocking Program put on by the Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resource Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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MacKenzie Scott donates $84.5 million to Girl Scouts

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA…

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Youngsters playing at the Chilliwack-based Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) Centre at 46151 Yale Road. (PAFN photo)

Ag4Autism donates $100,000 to Chilliwack’s Pacific Autism Family Network Centre

The 2022 Saccomaniacs golf tournament and sturgeon fishing derby raised much of that money

Youngsters playing at the Chilliwack-based Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) Centre at 46151 Yale Road. (PAFN photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)

Health Care Foundation holds Grand Gala with Casino Royale theme

Event on Nov. 18 benefits hospitals in eastern Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)
The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)

Jackpot growing for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 50/50 campaign

Fundraising campaign closes on Sept. 9; jackpot sitting at about $3,000

The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)
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‘Bingo on steroids’ event to bring Vanna White to Vancouver arena to raise money for 6 B.C. charities

Biggest payouts in B.C. bingo history are promised at the event, Oct. 1-2

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Kay Lever with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice spends time with a child in the Canuck Place classroom. (First West Foundation)

15 Eastern Fraser Valley charities receive nearly $180,000 in grants from credit union foundation

Organizations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope will receive First West Foundation funding

Kay Lever with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice spends time with a child in the Canuck Place classroom. (First West Foundation)
Great Canadian Gaming VP Shawn Duncan, Knight Road president Jerry Wernicke, and Elements Casino director Rhonda Dyck pose with cheque for 2022 payment. (Great Canadian Gaming Corp.)

Annual payments resume for Knight Road Legacy Association from Elements Casino Chilliwack

Elements Casino Chilliwack signed a 20-year deal with local charities a decade ago

Great Canadian Gaming VP Shawn Duncan, Knight Road president Jerry Wernicke, and Elements Casino director Rhonda Dyck pose with cheque for 2022 payment. (Great Canadian Gaming Corp.)
The team Get Lit took first place in group A of the Health Care Heroes Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament held June 11 and 12 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley slo-pitch tournament raises $5,800 for local hospitals

Health care foundation holds event June 11 and 12 in Abbotsford

The team Get Lit took first place in group A of the Health Care Heroes Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament held June 11 and 12 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (Submitted photo)
The Crystal Gala fundraiser takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 22 at Tradex. (Submitted photo)

Crystal Gala returns to Abbotsford with Spanish-themed celebration

Event on Oct. 22 at Tradex raises money for breast-cancer health

The Crystal Gala fundraiser takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 22 at Tradex. (Submitted photo)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)