Charity and Donations

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
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)
Cozy Covers

Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Cozy Covers
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)
The Pearl Life Renewal Society is having a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Submitted)

Garage sale to raise funds for sexually exploited women in Chilliwack

Donations sought for upcoming garage sale fundraiser for Pearl Life Renewal Society

The Pearl Life Renewal Society is having a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Submitted)
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Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

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Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)

Team of 30 cyclists to pedal in support of African grandmothers

Annual Solidarity Cycle travels through Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)
File Photo
File Photo
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)
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford man, 90, to do 10th annual leap from plane

Nelson Drozdowich hopes to reach $100,000 goal for Cyrus Centre

  • Jul 24, 2020
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)

Tribute bands rally to raise cash for charities in online festival June 27

‘Together we can show everyone the Canadian Spirit is alive and well in these difficult times’

The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Walk for ALS takes virtual approach for 2020

Event normally held every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

  • Jun 16, 2020
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)
PHOTOS: Chilliwack Sheriff’s office assists AHCS in food hamper delivery
PHOTOS: Chilliwack Sheriff’s office assists AHCS in food hamper delivery
Egg chucking vandal targets Promontory resident’s wheelchair accessible van

Egg chucking vandal targets Promontory resident’s wheelchair accessible van

Amanda Lencucha was disheartened to find splattered egg on the side of her vehicle Monday morning.

Egg chucking vandal targets Promontory resident’s wheelchair accessible van
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)
The Meadow Rose Family Help Center Society is is great need of baby supplies like formula and diapers. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Service still available, but baby donations greatly needed at Meadow Rose Society in Chilliwack

The charity has shut its doors due to COVID-19 which has made it difficult for them to help families

The Meadow Rose Family Help Center Society is is great need of baby supplies like formula and diapers. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Cheryl Giesbrecht and John Gray (at left) with Ruth an Naomi’s accept boxes full of socks from UFV students (from right) Dustin de Jong, Muryn Jordan and Erich Petkau on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The 447 pairs of socks were collects by the students at AD Rundle middle school where the three university students are doing their practicum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

AD Rundle collects 447 pairs of socks for Ruth and Naomi’s in Chilliwack

The entire school was involved in the community project which will warm the feet of many

Cheryl Giesbrecht and John Gray (at left) with Ruth an Naomi’s accept boxes full of socks from UFV students (from right) Dustin de Jong, Muryn Jordan and Erich Petkau on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The 447 pairs of socks were collects by the students at AD Rundle middle school where the three university students are doing their practicum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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
Rotary president Michael Berger and PR chair Scott McVetty display the amount raised at Pints for Polio on Feb. 1, 2020. (Submitted)

Inaugural Rotary event to help eradicate polio brings in $15,000 in Chilliwack

The Rotary Club of Chilliwack held its first Pints for Polio event at the new Molson Coors brewery

  • Feb 8, 2020
Rotary president Michael Berger and PR chair Scott McVetty display the amount raised at Pints for Polio on Feb. 1, 2020. (Submitted)