Charity and Donations

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

 

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

 

JAK’s Liquor Store in Campbell River will be donating 10 per cent of its sales on Saturday, June 19, to the Campbell River And District Food Bank. (Photo from JAKS.com)

JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits hosts the third annual JAK’s gives back on June 19

Ten per cent of every purchase at JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits will be donated to local food banks

  • Jun 18, 2021

 

From left are Michael Siemens, Ben Cyphery from the Young Professionals of Campbell River, Trudy Parry from the Better at Home project, and Michaela Arruda, Amanda Raleigh and Kelsey Anglin of the Young Professionals of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Young Professionals raise over $6,000 for Better at Home project

Virtual dinner party held to raise funds for seniors

From left are Michael Siemens, Ben Cyphery from the Young Professionals of Campbell River, Trudy Parry from the Better at Home project, and Michaela Arruda, Amanda Raleigh and Kelsey Anglin of the Young Professionals of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall inspires others, aims to invest in himself

VIU honour student with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy seeks help achieving big dreams

Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)
The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)

Quadra Island Community Foundation open for business

Goal is to build community’s capacity to look after itself

The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)
A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria petting zoo optimistic about future after 13 months closed

Public helps non-profit Beacon Hill Children’s Farm with nearly $100,000 influx

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.

Quadra Island man to run 160 km to raise funds for alternative cancer care

‘I feel like I need to be in pain to raise the money… I can’t do something that’s easy’ — Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Island walk to help homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.

Campbell River teachers make beaded lanyards to secure masks and feed homeless

Loril Vining and Tara Mellstrom’s customized and stylish lanyards raise money for Campbell River charity

Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.
Piper Ellaner Eason prepares to lead the walkers out of the parking lot of the Campbell River Navy League Hall and onto the two or five kilometre loop they will complete for last year’s to Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Coldest Night of the Year scheduled for Feb. 20

Event a bit more unstructured this year due to COVID restrictions

Piper Ellaner Eason prepares to lead the walkers out of the parking lot of the Campbell River Navy League Hall and onto the two or five kilometre loop they will complete for last year’s to Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Keri Bemister, Seymour Pacific Developments Executive Assistant, presents a $8,130 cheque to Tara Jordan, Campbell River KidStart Coordinator. Photo contributed

Seymour Pacific comes through for Campbell River KidStart again

The staff and owners of Seymour Pacific Developments and Broadstreet Properties came…

  • Feb 9, 2021
Keri Bemister, Seymour Pacific Developments Executive Assistant, presents a $8,130 cheque to Tara Jordan, Campbell River KidStart Coordinator. Photo contributed
During the next few weeks, children in Central America and western Africa will be receiving shoeboxes packed by caring Canadians.

Children in need around the world to receive 373,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from Canadians

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Canadians lovingly packed 373,188 shoeboxes with…

  • Feb 6, 2021
During the next few weeks, children in Central America and western Africa will be receiving shoeboxes packed by caring Canadians.
Mark Stuart, President of Upland Contracting, presented a $26,000 donation to Wayne White, Conservation Chair, Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association to support the hatchery the group is planning to build this year. Photo contributed

Upland Contracting Ltd. donates to the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association

Upland Contracting has donated $26,250 to the Courtenay and District Fish and…

  • Jan 27, 2021
Mark Stuart, President of Upland Contracting, presented a $26,000 donation to Wayne White, Conservation Chair, Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association to support the hatchery the group is planning to build this year. Photo contributed
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
The 59th annual Knights of Columbus (B.C.) Charity Foundation Charity Appeal raffle runs now until Jan. 30, 2021. (Knights of Columbus)
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
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
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

VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)
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