Charity and Donations

Performer Blake Elliott presented a cheque for $10,000 from the ‘mister Blake foundation’ to Refresh Mobile Shower Ministry’s Bill Keyes in Abbotsford on Jan. 19. The ministry provides showers in a mobile unit to the unhoused, in partnership with other service providers in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Mobile shower ministry gets big boost to continue work in Fraser Valley

Abbotsford-based group has provided 2,600 showers to people in need since 2019

 

The annual drive thru christmas tree chipping, hosted by the Campbell River Fire Department, took place Saturday, Jan 9, at the Sportsplex. Photo By Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River Fire Department takes part in annual Christmas tree chipping for charity

Drive through to bid adieu to Christmas trees included donations for the Burn Fund

 

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10-year-old Ivy Costello and YANA executive director Kelly Barnie show off Ivy’s new diamond ring. Photo supplied

10-year-old all smiles after $5,600 diamond ring pops out of her Christmas cracker

Visitor from New Zealand wins grand prize in annual Comox Valley fundraiser

10-year-old Ivy Costello and YANA executive director Kelly Barnie show off Ivy’s new diamond ring. Photo supplied
A fire investigator from Port Alberni Fire Department examines the aftermath of a Boxing Day fire at a home on Haslam Lane, Dec. 27, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Four people escape Boxing Day house fire in Port Alberni

Son starts fundraiser for mother, who lost everything in early-morning blaze

A fire investigator from Port Alberni Fire Department examines the aftermath of a Boxing Day fire at a home on Haslam Lane, Dec. 27, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Campbell River Shoebox Project helped over 500 women in Campbell River and Port Hardy this holiday season. From left to right are (Back row): Monique Foster, Linda Carlson, Sue McCormac, Jeannie Mathews, Donna McNeil, Tara Neilson; (Front Row) Margaret West, Alison Skrepneck and Jane Clarke. Photo Courtesy Aliston Skrepneck/Shoebox Project

Shoebox Project finishes another successful campaign

Total value of shoeboxes fulfilled on the North Island reaches $22,000

  • Dec 27, 2022
The Campbell River Shoebox Project helped over 500 women in Campbell River and Port Hardy this holiday season. From left to right are (Back row): Monique Foster, Linda Carlson, Sue McCormac, Jeannie Mathews, Donna McNeil, Tara Neilson; (Front Row) Margaret West, Alison Skrepneck and Jane Clarke. Photo Courtesy Aliston Skrepneck/Shoebox Project
The SOS Toy Shop welcomes parents, caregivers, grandparents and great-grandparents who need help getting gifts for their young family members. The gifts are donated by the community. (Submitted photo)

Island woman deals with challenges of facing Christmas at age 86 with one income

Access to SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program provides relief

The SOS Toy Shop welcomes parents, caregivers, grandparents and great-grandparents who need help getting gifts for their young family members. The gifts are donated by the community. (Submitted photo)
The last link between the hamper sorting and loading stage and the volunteer delivery drivers are Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper volunteers Steve Niesen, Rick Anglin, Glen Piotrofsky and Tim Hansen. They were just four of many volunteers preparing hampers and delivering them to families in need on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO; Hamper Fund delivery day puts food on the table for area families in need this Christmas

Forty-ninth edition of the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive completed

The last link between the hamper sorting and loading stage and the volunteer delivery drivers are Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper volunteers Steve Niesen, Rick Anglin, Glen Piotrofsky and Tim Hansen. They were just four of many volunteers preparing hampers and delivering them to families in need on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137’s President Alain Chatigny CD presents a cheque of $1,000 to Mike Beston of the Knights of Columbus for their Christmas Hamper. Photo contributed

Campbell River Legion brightens three organizations’ Christmas

Donations made to three local charities

  • Dec 19, 2022
Campbell River Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137’s President Alain Chatigny CD presents a cheque of $1,000 to Mike Beston of the Knights of Columbus for their Christmas Hamper. Photo contributed
Briana Greer (left) in Terrace with her mother, Sheila Myshrall, who urgently needs a kidney transplant. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Anyone wishing to donate would need to call Vancouver General Hospital and mention Sheila Myshrall’s name. (Black Press Media file photo)

Daughter hopes for ‘Christmas miracle’ as B.C. mom’s kidney fails

Briana Greer hopes to save mom on B.C. kidney waiting list

Briana Greer (left) in Terrace with her mother, Sheila Myshrall, who urgently needs a kidney transplant. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Anyone wishing to donate would need to call Vancouver General Hospital and mention Sheila Myshrall’s name. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rotarians collected donations for the March for Children in February, 2022, after rescheduling it from the usual pre-Christmas period. They have decided they will do the same this year and hold the next March this coming February. Photo contributed

February March for Children so successful, Rotary to do it again

Traditionally, fundraiser is done on third Saturday in December but snow cancelled 2021 event

  • Dec 14, 2022
Rotarians collected donations for the March for Children in February, 2022, after rescheduling it from the usual pre-Christmas period. They have decided they will do the same this year and hold the next March this coming February. Photo contributed
Snow or shine, local contractors and the Habitat VIN build team have been making significant progress on the 1375 Piercy Avenue, Courtenay affordable housing development. Photo credit: Yana Dimitrova

Donations to North Island Habitat for Humanity will be matched until the end of the year

Holiday Matching Challenge will get families get into safe, decent, and affordable housing in 2023

  • Dec 13, 2022
Snow or shine, local contractors and the Habitat VIN build team have been making significant progress on the 1375 Piercy Avenue, Courtenay affordable housing development. Photo credit: Yana Dimitrova
Volunteers build the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers in a previous year. This year, the hampers will be built and delivered from a Midport Road building off the North Island Highway, not downtown. Photo submitted

Volunteers needed this Saturday for christmas hamper assembly and delivery

NOTE: the warehouse where the hampers are built and to be delivered from is not located downtown

  • Dec 12, 2022
Volunteers build the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers in a previous year. This year, the hampers will be built and delivered from a Midport Road building off the North Island Highway, not downtown. Photo submitted
Indie, a two-year-old border collie-Australian shepherd cross from Nanaimo, is being featured with 14 other pets from across Canada in Bosley’s by Pet Valu’s 2023 calendar, which raises money to help homeless pets. (Brittni Panter photo)

Vancouver Island dog is ‘Miss August’ in national fundraiser calendar

Bosley’s by Pet Valu chooses photograph of Indie taken in Nanaimo

  • Dec 12, 2022
Indie, a two-year-old border collie-Australian shepherd cross from Nanaimo, is being featured with 14 other pets from across Canada in Bosley’s by Pet Valu’s 2023 calendar, which raises money to help homeless pets. (Brittni Panter photo)
The Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary cooked up and sold Meat Pies for the Maritimes last month and raised $5,000 for the Red Cross to provide relief for this fall’s devestating storms in Atlantic Canada. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Meat Pies for the Maritimes

The Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary cooked up and sold Meat Pies…

The Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary cooked up and sold Meat Pies for the Maritimes last month and raised $5,000 for the Red Cross to provide relief for this fall’s devestating storms in Atlantic Canada. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Knights of Columbus volunteers and Campbell River emergency services personnel were out receiving donations for Christmas Hampers on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Charity Check Stop at the Home Hardware parking lot. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Knights of Columbus volunteers and Campbell River emergency services personnel were out receiving donations for Christmas Hampers on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Charity Check Stop at the Home Hardware parking lot. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
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

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)
Volunteers from the Oceanview Community Church hand out cookies to students and staff in the  Ladysmith Secondary School foyer. (Photo submitted)

Island churchgoers given hundreds of pounds of flour, decide to bake 1,300 cookies

Ladysmith’s Oceanview Community Church comes up with ‘Milk and Cookie Day’ idea for students

  • Nov 30, 2022
Volunteers from the Oceanview Community Church hand out cookies to students and staff in the  Ladysmith Secondary School foyer. (Photo submitted)
Stevie Turley, owner of La Tee Da Lingerie, seen here along with sales associate Kennedy Rollins, display packages donated to the Shoebox Project. Photo by Alison Skrepneck/Shoebox Project

Deadline looms for Shoebox Project

Initiative, started in 2011, helps to empower at risk women and gender diverse individuals

  • Nov 28, 2022
Stevie Turley, owner of La Tee Da Lingerie, seen here along with sales associate Kennedy Rollins, display packages donated to the Shoebox Project. Photo by Alison Skrepneck/Shoebox Project
The Charity Checkstop will be at Campbell River's Home Hardware on Dec 3. Last year, Cst Bridgeman and the RCMP Safety Bear greeted customers. Photo Campbell River RCMP

‘Charity Checkstop’ event returning for third straight year

Event run by emergency services and Knights of Columbus benefit’s communities’ less fortunate

  • Nov 28, 2022
The Charity Checkstop will be at Campbell River's Home Hardware on Dec 3. Last year, Cst Bridgeman and the RCMP Safety Bear greeted customers. Photo Campbell River RCMP