Charity and Donations

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

 

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

 

Send a little extra help this Christmas to the pets that don’t have a home or whose parents need a little extra help. METRO

Bring joy to pet owners this Christmas with Kibbles and Blitzen

The Kibbles & Blitzen pet food and supply drive returns to Campbell…

  • Nov 26, 2022

 

Angela Carpenter of the Coastal Communities Crdit Union (CCCU) presents a cheque for $500 to Hamper Fund volunteer Kevin Gearey. Photo contributed

Coastal Community Credit Union helps the Christmas Hamper Fund

The Coastal Communities Credit Union has been a constant supporter of the…

  • Nov 25, 2022
Angela Carpenter of the Coastal Communities Crdit Union (CCCU) presents a cheque for $500 to Hamper Fund volunteer Kevin Gearey. Photo contributed
James Quatell Ligwilda’xw Hereditary Chief with singers Shawn Decaire and William Henderson welcome the crowd to the Campbell River Art Gallery’s 2022 gala on Sept. 24. Photo contributed

CRAG raises almost $100,000 at first-of-a-kind glamorous art gala

The Campbell River Art Gallery’s (CRAG) bi-annual fundraising gala took a page…

  • Nov 23, 2022
James Quatell Ligwilda’xw Hereditary Chief with singers Shawn Decaire and William Henderson welcome the crowd to the Campbell River Art Gallery’s 2022 gala on Sept. 24. Photo contributed
Once again Coral Garuk and Chelsea Masters of Little River Childcare will be holding Stuff the Bus in front of Thrifty Foods at the Campbell River Common. Photo contributed

Stuff the Bus returns to collect donations for Christmas Hampers

Kicks off at Campbell River Common on Dec. 14

  • Nov 23, 2022
Once again Coral Garuk and Chelsea Masters of Little River Childcare will be holding Stuff the Bus in front of Thrifty Foods at the Campbell River Common. Photo contributed
Lindsey and Grayson Drakeley attend the launch of Help Fill A Dream and Country Grocer’s 2022 holiday campaign at Eurosa Farms in Central Saanich. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Help Fill A Dream, Country Grocer launch 2022 holiday campaign for Island families

Help Fill A Dream has helped over 3,400 Vancouver Island and Gulf Island families since 1986

Lindsey and Grayson Drakeley attend the launch of Help Fill A Dream and Country Grocer’s 2022 holiday campaign at Eurosa Farms in Central Saanich. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The team from Alitis Investment Counsel at a recent teambuilding event at Derrholme Farms.

Making spirits bright: Local business collecting donations for Campbell River kids

Toys and cash donations can be dropped off in person this year, in support of local charities

  • Nov 21, 2022
The team from Alitis Investment Counsel at a recent teambuilding event at Derrholme Farms.
Rotarians Tony Fantillo (on accordion) and Pieter Koeleman (singing) do the Pumpkins for Polio Song. Photo contributed

Rotary Club thankful for community support of Pumpkins for Polio

$11,000 raised which will b ematched 2:1 by Gates Foundation

  • Nov 17, 2022
Rotarians Tony Fantillo (on accordion) and Pieter Koeleman (singing) do the Pumpkins for Polio Song. Photo contributed
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Be an an angel to a child this Christmas by supporting the Angel Tree

Program is virtual again this year except for in-person on Starlight Shopping night

  • Nov 14, 2022
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The public fireworks display at the Campbell River Sportsplex attracted a good crowd Halloween night. The event was put on by the Campbell River Fire Department in support of Cameryn’s Cause. Photo by Lee Simmons/Island Life Photographics

Halloween was a blast!

Public fireworks at Campbell river Sportsplex supports Cameryn’s Cause

The public fireworks display at the Campbell River Sportsplex attracted a good crowd Halloween night. The event was put on by the Campbell River Fire Department in support of Cameryn’s Cause. Photo by Lee Simmons/Island Life Photographics
The annual Operation Christmas Child ensures that children, like these two little girls, receive a gift at Christmastime (Photo courtesy: Deana Longland)

Operation Christmas Child returns this holiday season

Charity sends gifts to impoverished children in developing countries since 1993.

The annual Operation Christmas Child ensures that children, like these two little girls, receive a gift at Christmastime (Photo courtesy: Deana Longland)
The Winter Coat Drive is looking for winter coats, mitts, hats, toques, scarves and socks to help those in need. Drop donations off at White Hat Cleaners (601 - 11th Ave.). Photo contributed

The Winter Coat Drive is looking for donations

Supply Kwesa Place with coats as well as other families in need

  • Oct 27, 2022
The Winter Coat Drive is looking for winter coats, mitts, hats, toques, scarves and socks to help those in need. Drop donations off at White Hat Cleaners (601 - 11th Ave.). Photo contributed
From left: Franco Panziera, Linda Wrightson, Keltie McKale(CRHF), Geno Panziera, Kari Alberti, Louise Belin, Stacey Marsh (CRHF), and Gio Alberti pose with the $2,000 “cheque” donated to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo contributed

300 spaghetti and sausage meals feed a good cause

Italian Cultural Society annual picnic generates donation for Campbell River Hospital Foundation

  • Oct 25, 2022
From left: Franco Panziera, Linda Wrightson, Keltie McKale(CRHF), Geno Panziera, Kari Alberti, Louise Belin, Stacey Marsh (CRHF), and Gio Alberti pose with the $2,000 “cheque” donated to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo contributed
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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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Amie Armet, a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas, hopes to have a super selection of costumes for kids this Halloween. A costume donation drive has been organized with drop-off bins at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

‘Mamas for Mamas’ non-profit collecting Halloween costumes for Island children in need

Donations currently being accepted at all of VIRL’s library branches in Nanaimo

Amie Armet, a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas, hopes to have a super selection of costumes for kids this Halloween. A costume donation drive has been organized with drop-off bins at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Amy Worth with the Nanaimo Youth Services Association demonstrates how participants will sleep during the organization’s ‘Roughing It’ event at Harewood Centennial Park on Sept. 23. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island event challenges people to ‘Rough It’ for youth homelessness

‘Roughing It’ outdoor overnight event to be held at Harewood Centennial Park Sept. 23-24

Amy Worth with the Nanaimo Youth Services Association demonstrates how participants will sleep during the organization’s ‘Roughing It’ event at Harewood Centennial Park on Sept. 23. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Atlee Purcell welcomed customers to Tim Hortons Camp Day at the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell Riverites raise over $11,000 for Tim Hortons Camp Day

Funds help send kids to camp

  • Aug 2, 2022
Atlee Purcell welcomed customers to Tim Hortons Camp Day at the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The Campbell River Eagle Riders made two donations of $2,000 each to the Campbell River Search and Rescue (shown) and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. The money was raised by the annual Poker Run on June 26. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Eagle Riders’ Poker Run raises $4,000 for two local groups

Annual event returns after pandemic-related hiatus

The Campbell River Eagle Riders made two donations of $2,000 each to the Campbell River Search and Rescue (shown) and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. The money was raised by the annual Poker Run on June 26. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
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)
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