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14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

 

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

 

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

 

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 U11 Tyees hockey was proud to don their jerseys throughout Campbell River in their "Halloween for Hunger" food drive. Pictured from left to right (top row): Jase Taylor, Kesler Chapman, Logan Gregoire, Ben Latham, Corben May, Fredrick Webster. (bottom row) Colton Delcasino, Luca Read, Nixon Schiebel, Logan Majoros, Taylor LaFrance. Doc Braces staff (standing outside left to right) :Vanessa Ayala,Dr. Nandan Buch, 
Joanne Delcasino, seated are Melissa Moser and Annabelle Alcayade

CRMHA’s Tyees minor hockey team pays it forward in charitable cause

“Halloween for Hunger” food drive one of “many avenues” youth can help in ‘close-knit’ community

The U11 Tyees hockey was proud to don their jerseys throughout Campbell River in their "Halloween for Hunger" food drive. Pictured from left to right (top row): Jase Taylor, Kesler Chapman, Logan Gregoire, Ben Latham, Corben May, Fredrick Webster. (bottom row) Colton Delcasino, Luca Read, Nixon Schiebel, Logan Majoros, Taylor LaFrance. Doc Braces staff (standing outside left to right) :Vanessa Ayala,Dr. Nandan Buch, 
Joanne Delcasino, seated are Melissa Moser and Annabelle Alcayade
The Shoebox Project has been seeking to empower at-risk and impoverished women in Campbell River since 2013. Pictured here are the 2019 volunteer team, from left to right: Jeannie Matthews, Sue McCormac, Local coordinator Alison Skrepneck, and Margret West (Photo: Courtesy Alson Skrepneck)

Shoebox Project begins Nov. 14

Project seeks to empower, motivate and inspire impoverished and at-risk women

The Shoebox Project has been seeking to empower at-risk and impoverished women in Campbell River since 2013. Pictured here are the 2019 volunteer team, from left to right: Jeannie Matthews, Sue McCormac, Local coordinator Alison Skrepneck, and Margret West (Photo: Courtesy Alson Skrepneck)
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Having fun and raising money the bottom line of music trivia tournament

Alzheimer’s fundraiser a No. 1 hit with supporters from around the Island

The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo stroke survivor found her footing helping others after docs said she may not walk again

Angela Wright recognized for her advocacy for fellow younger stroke survivors

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)
On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North video ambassador Alli Epp is looking forward to this year’s Bid To Build online auction. Photo supplied

Habitat for Humanity #BidtoBuild Online Auction returns for third year

By Cady Corman Special to Black Press Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island…

  • Jun 12, 2022
Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North video ambassador Alli Epp is looking forward to this year’s Bid To Build online auction. Photo supplied
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
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)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Left to right: Kathleen Arnold, Paula Anderson, Bruce Wood, Glen Clark, Kelly Fisher, Sandra Rushton , Rob Arnold, Terry Jacques (sitting). Not Present: Barry Peters, Erika Kellerhals , Shelley Brand

Soul Cyclers get in saddle to combat grief

Campbell River cyclists aim to travel 200 km in two days to raise money for children’s grief support

Left to right: Kathleen Arnold, Paula Anderson, Bruce Wood, Glen Clark, Kelly Fisher, Sandra Rushton , Rob Arnold, Terry Jacques (sitting). Not Present: Barry Peters, Erika Kellerhals , Shelley Brand
Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)

Jeneece Place celebrates 10 years of offering Island families a ‘safe landing place’

Close to 3,000 families of chiildren receiving acute care housed since January 2012

Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)
The 2021/ 2022 École Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 class expresses their gratitude to We Wai Kai First Nation Chief Ronnie Chickite for aiding them with their Water First fundraiser. Contributed photo

First Nation helps out Campbell River middle school students with fundraiser

We Wai Kai council provides $1,500 boost to École Phoenix Middle School charity efforts

The 2021/ 2022 École Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 class expresses their gratitude to We Wai Kai First Nation Chief Ronnie Chickite for aiding them with their Water First fundraiser. Contributed photo
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)