Charity and Donations

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Wad of cash found in Vancouver Island Salvation Army thrift shop donation

Employees turned cash over to police in Parksville, who are trying to reunite it with rightful owner

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Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kindergartener ‘poster-girl’ for Variety telethon

Lucy Gallant, along with her twin sister Lilly, have been filming commercials for the telethon

Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)
Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is collecting warm clothes at its three Vancouver Island locations. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)

Vancouver Island business seeking warm clothes for those in need

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress collecting donations at stores in Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is collecting warm clothes at its three Vancouver Island locations. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)
Rotarians and Hospital Foundation staff show off their collection buckets in anticipation of the March for Children, which has been rescheduled for Feb. 12. Photo submitted

Campbell River’s snowstorm-cancelled March for Children rescheduled for Feb. 12

Rotarians will be out on the street collecting coins for children’s equipment at the hospital

  • Feb 3, 2022
Rotarians and Hospital Foundation staff show off their collection buckets in anticipation of the March for Children, which has been rescheduled for Feb. 12. Photo submitted
Courtesy Quadra Island Foundation

Quadra Island Foundation’s first investment in permanent fund will benefit community long-term

It’s official! Quadra Island Foundation has made its first investment – and…

  • Jan 27, 2022
Courtesy Quadra Island Foundation
Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
Clockwise from front: Julia Rogers, Occupational Therapist, Robert Nissila, Stacey Marsh, CRHF, Ray Faucher, Allan Buxton, Darcy Millar and Susi Shelswell, Clinical Coordinator, Maternity, CRG. Photo contributed

Kinsmen contributions support acquisition of medical technology

The Kinsmen Club of Campbell River recently donated to the Hospital Foundation…

  • Jan 13, 2022
Clockwise from front: Julia Rogers, Occupational Therapist, Robert Nissila, Stacey Marsh, CRHF, Ray Faucher, Allan Buxton, Darcy Millar and Susi Shelswell, Clinical Coordinator, Maternity, CRG. Photo contributed
Gregory Janicki Owner of Dogwood Pet Mart presents Stephanie Arkwright Branch Manager at the BCSPCA - Campbell River Branch a donation of $500. Usually, Dogwood Pet Mart, raises money through the annual Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus but it was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, so the donation was made instead. Photo submitted

Dogwood Pet Mart makes donation to SPCA despite no Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus

Pandemic forced cancellation of annual pet photo event

  • Jan 7, 2022
Gregory Janicki Owner of Dogwood Pet Mart presents Stephanie Arkwright Branch Manager at the BCSPCA - Campbell River Branch a donation of $500. Usually, Dogwood Pet Mart, raises money through the annual Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus but it was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, so the donation was made instead. Photo submitted
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You can be sure that your help with Christmas hampers brought smiles and tears to the recipients

Perhaps no one, except those with exceptional insight, would have thought that…

  • Jan 4, 2022
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Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)
Alison Skrepneck, local Coordinator for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo provided.

This year’s Shoebox Project helps over 400 local women in need

Organizer: project gift often only present that many receive

Alison Skrepneck, local Coordinator for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo provided.
The annual Berwick by the Sea Craft & Bake Sale raised $3,444 for the Campbell River Food Bank! Hand made cards, knitting, baked goods and even photography books were on sale for residents and staff to do some holiday shopping.

Campbell River Food Bank receives generous donation from seniors community

Annual Berwick by the Sea Craft + Bake Sale is a resounding success!

  • Dec 27, 2021
The annual Berwick by the Sea Craft & Bake Sale raised $3,444 for the Campbell River Food Bank! Hand made cards, knitting, baked goods and even photography books were on sale for residents and staff to do some holiday shopping.
Campbell River’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137, President Comrade Ric Kerr, presentS a donation to the Campbell River Food Bank of $1,000 to Bonnie Humphrey. Photo contributed

Campbell River Legion gives and receives this Christmas season

Donations made to local seasonal campaigns as well as receiving a donation

  • Dec 22, 2021
Campbell River’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137, President Comrade Ric Kerr, presentS a donation to the Campbell River Food Bank of $1,000 to Bonnie Humphrey. Photo contributed
Campbell River McDonald’s owners Jens and Mary Rolinski present a donation to Dawn Hamilton of the Campbell River Angel Tree Society as part of the restaurant’s 12 Days Before Christmas Community Giveaway. Photo contributed

Community groups benefit from McDonald’s 12 Days before Christmas Community giveaway

Campbell River’ McDonalds 12 Days Before Christmas Community Giveaway presented donations to…

  • Dec 21, 2021
Campbell River McDonald’s owners Jens and Mary Rolinski present a donation to Dawn Hamilton of the Campbell River Angel Tree Society as part of the restaurant’s 12 Days Before Christmas Community Giveaway. Photo contributed
The Campbell River Salmon Kings summer swim club recently held a bowling night to conclude their winter maintenance program for the year. The swimmers brought in non-perishable food items to donate to the Campbell River food bank and give back to the community. Photo contributed

Salmon Kings pool together donations for Food Bank

The Campbell River Salmon Kings summer swim club recently held a bowling…

  • Dec 21, 2021
The Campbell River Salmon Kings summer swim club recently held a bowling night to conclude their winter maintenance program for the year. The swimmers brought in non-perishable food items to donate to the Campbell River food bank and give back to the community. Photo contributed
Rotarians collect donations at the intersection of Dogwood and 13th at last year’s March for Children. Photo contributed

Rotary’s March for Children takes to the streets Saturday, Dec. 18

Volunteers will be strategically positioned at intersections around the city collecting donations

  • Dec 17, 2021
Rotarians collect donations at the intersection of Dogwood and 13th at last year’s March for Children. Photo contributed
RE/MAX Check Realty was able to raise $2,500 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Campbell River food bank during the month of December by reaching out to past clients, neighboring businesses and their team of Realtors with the goal to fill their Community Event Trailer. From left: Bruce from Save-on-Foods, Debbie WIllis from the Campbell River Food Bank, REALTORS Lisa Jarvie, Candice Pauloski, Erika Haley, Kim Rollins and Ashley Stawski. Photo submitted

RE/MAX Realtors exceed their goals in filling Community Event Trailer for the Food Bank

RE/MAX Check Realty was able to raise $2,500 in cash and non-perishable…

  • Dec 16, 2021
RE/MAX Check Realty was able to raise $2,500 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Campbell River food bank during the month of December by reaching out to past clients, neighboring businesses and their team of Realtors with the goal to fill their Community Event Trailer. From left: Bruce from Save-on-Foods, Debbie WIllis from the Campbell River Food Bank, REALTORS Lisa Jarvie, Candice Pauloski, Erika Haley, Kim Rollins and Ashley Stawski. Photo submitted
RCMP police dog handlers Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson show off a blanket crocheted for police service dog Herc. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island woman crochets police dogs blankets for Christmas

Woman who loves to crochet creates blankets for all four of Nanaimo RCMP’s police service dogs

RCMP police dog handlers Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson show off a blanket crocheted for police service dog Herc. (Photo submitted)
(From left) John Flood of the Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund receives a $1,000 donation from Loren Tabish and Norm Potoski of The North Island Snowmobile Club. Photo contributed

Snowmobilers rev up support for Christmas Hamper fund

(From left) John Flood of the Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund receives…

  • Dec 14, 2021
(From left) John Flood of the Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund receives a $1,000 donation from Loren Tabish and Norm Potoski of The North Island Snowmobile Club. Photo contributed
Mitch Kearns of Daybreak Rotary is pictured giving a cheque for $1,000 to Knight Mike Beston in support of the Christmas Hamper Fund. Every year the Rotarians donate to the fund to help with the purchase of groceries placed in the hampers. Photo submitted

Hamper fund gets more than 1,000 applications for hampers

Hamper drive is in the final stretch

  • Dec 14, 2021
Mitch Kearns of Daybreak Rotary is pictured giving a cheque for $1,000 to Knight Mike Beston in support of the Christmas Hamper Fund. Every year the Rotarians donate to the fund to help with the purchase of groceries placed in the hampers. Photo submitted