Charity and Donations

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
Lyn Holloway’s creations will be among the many ornaments that will decorate the Grandmothers to Grandmothers tree at the Museum’s Festival of Trees. The ornament will be for sale and will raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Photo contributed

Campbell River Festival of Trees creations to benefit Stephen Lewis Foundation

Christmas season events may look different this year but a renewed partnership…

  • Nov 16, 2020
Lyn Holloway’s creations will be among the many ornaments that will decorate the Grandmothers to Grandmothers tree at the Museum’s Festival of Trees. The ornament will be for sale and will raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Photo contributed
Michal Marzec and Vicky McNeil from Ocean Pacific Marine Store & Boatyard present Mike Beston, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus with a cheque for $1360 during the 2019 Hamper drive. The donation was raised by the employees of Ocean Pacific Marine to help support the CR Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund. Photo contributed

Christmas Hamper Fund 2020 accepting application forms and online donations

The Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund Office for 2020 is in…

  • Nov 16, 2020
Michal Marzec and Vicky McNeil from Ocean Pacific Marine Store & Boatyard present Mike Beston, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus with a cheque for $1360 during the 2019 Hamper drive. The donation was raised by the employees of Ocean Pacific Marine to help support the CR Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund. Photo contributed
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Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)
Tim Hortons managers Tom Hergt and Danielle Purcell, Ken Niesen Hamper Chairman, Mike Beston, Grand Knight, and Tim Hortons team members were on hand to present the proceeds of the Campbell River Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookies sales to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund. Photo contributed.

Tim Horton’s Smile Cookies donation kicks off Christmas Hamper drive

Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper drive returns with some COVID-19-related changes

  • Nov 5, 2020
Tim Hortons managers Tom Hergt and Danielle Purcell, Ken Niesen Hamper Chairman, Mike Beston, Grand Knight, and Tim Hortons team members were on hand to present the proceeds of the Campbell River Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookies sales to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund. Photo contributed.
Alison Skrepneck (left), local coordinator, The Campbell River Shoebox Project presents some shoeboxes to Kevin E. James, coordinator, Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre, Vancouver Island Mental Health Society during the 2019 Shoebox campaign. Photo submitted

The Shoebox Project virtually on-track to deliver gifts this season

Charity still calling on supporters to help deliver holiday cheer and a sense of belongingness to local women impacted by homelessness

  • Nov 3, 2020
Alison Skrepneck (left), local coordinator, The Campbell River Shoebox Project presents some shoeboxes to Kevin E. James, coordinator, Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre, Vancouver Island Mental Health Society during the 2019 Shoebox campaign. Photo submitted
From left, Craig McDermid, Respiratory Therapist, and Stacey Marsh, Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF), express their appreciation for the TB VETS Charitable Foundation which donated $55,000 to the CRHF for a Vyntus Body Box for the Respiratory Therapy Department. Photo contributed

TB VETS donation helps hospital perform vital breathing-related tests

The TB VETS Charitable Foundation donated $55,000 to the Campbell River Hospital…

  • Oct 21, 2020
From left, Craig McDermid, Respiratory Therapist, and Stacey Marsh, Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF), express their appreciation for the TB VETS Charitable Foundation which donated $55,000 to the CRHF for a Vyntus Body Box for the Respiratory Therapy Department. Photo contributed
A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)

Narwhal tusk discovered in Calgary Goodwill pile to be donated to university

The tusk had federal hunting tags from 1978 attached that say animal was harvested from the central Arctic

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)
The Campbell River Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada held a successful fundraiser on the weekend, Quest4CF. The scavenger hunt on wheels raised more than $15,000. Photo by Erin Wallis

Campbell River’s Quest 4 CF a big success in its first go-round

Event raised funds for cystic fibrosis awareness and research

  • Oct 20, 2020
The Campbell River Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada held a successful fundraiser on the weekend, Quest4CF. The scavenger hunt on wheels raised more than $15,000. Photo by Erin Wallis

Help fight cystic fibrosis, sign up for Quest4CF

Deadline to register for Quest4CF looms

  • Oct 9, 2020

2019 Christmas Hamper Fund Receives International Award

At the 2020 Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention Award Session held on…

  • Oct 8, 2020

Knights of Columbus donation keeps Special Olympians going

Continuing a long tradition of supporting athletic excellence in Campbell River, the…

  • Oct 8, 2020

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Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy

Imagine Canada, a charity itself, has calculated the COVID-19 pandemic will cut donations by up to $6 billion this year

North Island College receives $125,000 donation from accounting firm

The donation from Chan Nowosad Boates will be used to purchase technology as well to award bursaries for students

$6,000 donated towards the purchase of an Omni Hysteroscope for Campbell River Hospital

Campbell River Shoppers Drug Mart locations showed their support and dedication with…

  • Jun 4, 2020