Charity and Donations

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
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