Charity and Donations

The 59th annual Knights of Columbus (B.C.) Charity Foundation Charity Appeal raffle runs now until Jan. 30, 2021. (Knights of Columbus)

Knights Charity Appeal raffle supports local charities

The 59th annual Knights of Columbus (B.C.) Charity Foundation Charity Appeal Raffle…

  • Jan 21, 2021

 

From left: Colleen Evans, 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, Amanda Raleigh, 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, and Mandy Barnes from Cameryn’s Cause for Kids Society. Photo by Wild Shay Photography

Two Campbell River groups receive donations from 100 Women Who Care

This year brought many changes for our local nonprofits from the way…

  • Dec 28, 2020

 

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

 

Campbell River, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137’s President Ric Kerr, presents a donation of $3,500 to Kevin Gearey for the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo contributed

Campbell River Legion helps out local relief efforts

The Campbell River Legion, Branch 137, recently contributed to three local seasonal…

  • Dec 18, 2020
Campbell River, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137’s President Ric Kerr, presents a donation of $3,500 to Kevin Gearey for the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo contributed
CRES/NAPA Auto Parts in Campbell River chose two different charities to donate their usual Christmas dinner funds to this year given the non party recommendation from the province. The staff picked CR Head Injury Group and CR Food Bank (pictured) to donate $500 each. Photo contributed

NAPA pitches in

CRES/NAPA Auto Parts in Campbell River chose two different charities to donate…

  • Dec 18, 2020
CRES/NAPA Auto Parts in Campbell River chose two different charities to donate their usual Christmas dinner funds to this year given the non party recommendation from the province. The staff picked CR Head Injury Group and CR Food Bank (pictured) to donate $500 each. Photo contributed
Abby Morris from the Rotary Club of Campbell River presents Alison Skrepneck, local coordinator of the Campbell River Shoebox Project, with a $1,000 cheque. Photo contributed

Gift cards to be given to local women in need this holiday season

Thanks to the generosity of local individuals, groups and several businesses along…

  • Dec 18, 2020
Abby Morris from the Rotary Club of Campbell River presents Alison Skrepneck, local coordinator of the Campbell River Shoebox Project, with a $1,000 cheque. Photo contributed
John Flood, Hamper Fund volunteer, accepts a cheque for $1,500 from Francois Egan, treasurer of the Rotary Club. Photo contributed

More donations flow for Hamper Fund

More donations have come in for the Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund.

  • Dec 18, 2020
John Flood, Hamper Fund volunteer, accepts a cheque for $1,500 from Francois Egan, treasurer of the Rotary Club. Photo contributed
As part of Georgia Park’s fundraiser, many families chose to donate their matched packages to the Campbell River Food bank. SD 72 photo

Unique fundraiser helps Campbell River schools give back

Move over chocolate-covered almonds or wrapping paper sales, several School District 72…

  • Dec 16, 2020
As part of Georgia Park’s fundraiser, many families chose to donate their matched packages to the Campbell River Food bank. SD 72 photo
The picture indicates how any vehicles wishing to help deliver the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers on Saturday, Dec. 19 should line up. There are important COVID-19 protocols in place and drivers must stay in their vehicles. Photo contributed

Campbell River Knights of Columbus prepare for hamper delivery day

Saturday, Dec. 19 is hamper delivery day for the Knights of Columbus…

  • Dec 16, 2020
The picture indicates how any vehicles wishing to help deliver the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers on Saturday, Dec. 19 should line up. There are important COVID-19 protocols in place and drivers must stay in their vehicles. Photo contributed
Rotarian Todd Peachy collects donations with Stacey Marsh and others from the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo submitted

March for children hits Campbell River’s streets Dec. 19

Get your coins ready! The Rotary Clubs’ annual March for Children takes…

  • Dec 16, 2020
Rotarian Todd Peachy collects donations with Stacey Marsh and others from the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo submitted
Santa was on hand with Chelsea Masters (pictured) and Coral Garuk of Little River Childcare to collect donations for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund on Saturday. Photo by Ed Masters

Stuff the Bus provides a big haul for the Christmas Hamper Fund

Stuff the Bus was a huge success on Saturday, Dec. 12 Held…

  • Dec 14, 2020
Santa was on hand with Chelsea Masters (pictured) and Coral Garuk of Little River Childcare to collect donations for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund on Saturday. Photo by Ed Masters
Campbell River’s emergency services personnel conducted a Holiday Checkstop on Dogwood Street Dec. 5. They were asking people to stop into the Curling Club parking lot on Dogwood Street and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Hamper application deadline extended to Dec. 9

Or until they get 1,160 applications, whichever comes first

  • Dec 7, 2020
Campbell River’s emergency services personnel conducted a Holiday Checkstop on Dogwood Street Dec. 5. They were asking people to stop into the Curling Club parking lot on Dogwood Street and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River’s emergency services personnel conducted a Holiday Checkstop on Dogwood Street Dec. 5. They were asking people to stop into the Curling Club parking lot on Dogwood Street and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Holiday Checkstop

Campbell River’s emergency personnel collect donations to the Christmas Hamper Drive

Campbell River’s emergency services personnel conducted a Holiday Checkstop on Dogwood Street Dec. 5. They were asking people to stop into the Curling Club parking lot on Dogwood Street and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Coral Gaurk and Chelsea Masters of Little River Childcare are hosting a “stuff the bus” fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers in the Thrifty Foods/Campbell River Comon parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Photo contributed

Stuff the Bus for Campbell River’s Christmas Hamper Fund

Little River Childcare is hosting a “stuff the bus” fundraiser for the…

  • Dec 5, 2020
Coral Gaurk and Chelsea Masters of Little River Childcare are hosting a “stuff the bus” fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers in the Thrifty Foods/Campbell River Comon parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Photo contributed
Although the Campbell River Shoebox Project is not actually collecting shoeboxes this year, instead they are providing gift cards, coordinator Alison Skrepnick (pictured from last year) hopes Campbell River and North Island residents will still participate. this year’s Dec. 9 deadline is looking. Photo contributed

Time running out to help brighten the holiday for local vulnerable women

The Campbell River and North Island Shoebox Project deadline is Dec. 9

  • Dec 1, 2020
Although the Campbell River Shoebox Project is not actually collecting shoeboxes this year, instead they are providing gift cards, coordinator Alison Skrepnick (pictured from last year) hopes Campbell River and North Island residents will still participate. this year’s Dec. 9 deadline is looking. Photo contributed
Ellen Russel and Alex Hartford dropped off seven air purifiers donated by Quada Island woodlot owners for use at Quadra Island Elementary School. Photo Contributed

Woodlot owners donate air purifiers to Quadra school

Quadra Island woodlot owners are clearing the air at Quadra Elementary School.…

  • Dec 1, 2020
Ellen Russel and Alex Hartford dropped off seven air purifiers donated by Quada Island woodlot owners for use at Quadra Island Elementary School. Photo Contributed
Specialized recreation program participant Dave Marsters enjoys Zumba before COVID-19. City of Campbell River photo

City thanks Grieg Seafood for ongoing specialized recreation program support

Even in a pandemic, recreation programs continue to provide safe connections, thanks…

  • Nov 27, 2020
Specialized recreation program participant Dave Marsters enjoys Zumba before COVID-19. City of Campbell River photo
It’s not just fun and games for Campbell River Shriners – they’re the guys who drive the go-karts in the Canada Day Parade – they also provide care for children and families in need through donations and fundraisers. File photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Shriners help out Maternity and Pediatric Department at Campbell River Hospital

The Campbell River Shrine Club recently made a special purchase of a…

  • Nov 27, 2020
It’s not just fun and games for Campbell River Shriners – they’re the guys who drive the go-karts in the Canada Day Parade – they also provide care for children and families in need through donations and fundraisers. File photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Diana deWitt of the Coastal Community Credit Union (right) presents a cheque for $500 to Knight Larry Panich in their ongoing support of the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund. Photo contributed

Drop off donations at Campbell River Christmas Hamper Fund depot in Tyee Plaza

It is also one of two places where you can get your Christmas Hamper application

  • Nov 24, 2020
Diana deWitt of the Coastal Community Credit Union (right) presents a cheque for $500 to Knight Larry Panich in their ongoing support of the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund. Photo contributed
Jessi Vanderveen (left), healthyway Assistant supplements manager, and Tara Jordan, CR KidStart Coordinator,  announce that Healthyway Natural Foods will match in-store donations to John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, up to $1,000. Photo contributed

Help John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday

John Howard KidStart needs your help this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Two…

  • Nov 23, 2020
Jessi Vanderveen (left), healthyway Assistant supplements manager, and Tara Jordan, CR KidStart Coordinator,  announce that Healthyway Natural Foods will match in-store donations to John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, up to $1,000. Photo contributed