Charity and Donations

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)
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Mission senior animal shelter ‘astounded’ by nearly $40,000 received from #BettyWhiteChallenge

Well over 800 donors and counting have given the non-profit a big boost following Betty White’s death

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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)
Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford students’ Red Cross donation for flood recovery tops $21K

Pair’s GoFundMe campaign matched by provincial and federal governments

Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)
Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)

Boy, 8, crafts clay Christmas trees and raises $3,500 for Abbotsford search-and-rescue team

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue visits Gavin King of Coquitlam to thank him

Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)
An original ink tank from the Abbotsford News will now be salvaged, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Old newspaper ink tank being salvaged for Abbotsford Salvation Army

Donations coming as Abbotsford News site gets prepped for redevelopment

An original ink tank from the Abbotsford News will now be salvaged, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The firefighters left a thoughtful gift for the law enforcement team during the first responders hockey match in January 2020, and there will be more fun and antics during the rematch on Jan. 22, 2022 at the Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)

Guns and Hoses first responders charity hockey match returning to Ashcroft

Fun-filled evening promises lots of comedy, antics, and some hockey for a great cause

The firefighters left a thoughtful gift for the law enforcement team during the first responders hockey match in January 2020, and there will be more fun and antics during the rematch on Jan. 22, 2022 at the Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)
The Wood Technology program at Hope secondary school has received a sizable donation from the Hope Rona, which is independently owned and operated by Fraser Valley Building Supplies. (FVBS photo)

FVBS Rona makes donation to Hope secondary school’s Wood Tech program

The local building supplies store presented a cheque for nearly $4,500 that will buy new equipment

The Wood Technology program at Hope secondary school has received a sizable donation from the Hope Rona, which is independently owned and operated by Fraser Valley Building Supplies. (FVBS photo)
Left to right: Derek Judd, Vic Carrao, Jesse Judd and Renee Coghill (Hope SAR). While Vic and Jesse shuttled people and supplies back and forth from Hope, Derek organized people on shore so when the boat arrived it could be loaded and unloaded as fast as possible. (Facebook photo)

Boaters who evacuated people during flooding make donation to Hope Search and Rescue

Vic Carrao and Jesse Judd shuttled people and supplies in and out of Hope over two chaotic days

Left to right: Derek Judd, Vic Carrao, Jesse Judd and Renee Coghill (Hope SAR). While Vic and Jesse shuttled people and supplies back and forth from Hope, Derek organized people on shore so when the boat arrived it could be loaded and unloaded as fast as possible. (Facebook photo)
The label for Helping Hands Pilsner, hitting B.C. liquor store shelves soon to raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.

Chilliwack’s Field House Brewing contributes to Helping Hands Pilsner project

The Chilliwack craft brewer is teaming up with Coquitlam’s Mariner Brewing Co. and other partners

The label for Helping Hands Pilsner, hitting B.C. liquor store shelves soon to raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.
The Fraser Valley Toy Drive took place at at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Toy Drive in Abbotsford supports Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Cash and toy donations will go to communities throughout the region

The Fraser Valley Toy Drive took place at at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)

Toy drive to help flood-ravaged cities in joint effort by Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Dec. 11 event aimed at ensuring every kid has something under the tree at Christmas

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)
Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)
Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)

Toy run to remember man killed at Christmas Eve party 10 years ago in Surrey

‘We decide to give back in a bigger way to kids,’ says Bradley McPherson’s mother

Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)
Langley resident Arnold Aylen, 72, has been not nearly even Cruise-In event. He said he missed one when his wife booked a cruise the same day at the charity-driven event. (Arnold Aylen/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Arnold Aylen, 72, has been not nearly even Cruise-In event. He said he missed one when his wife booked a cruise the same day at the charity-driven event. (Arnold Aylen/Special to Langley Advance Times)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Daya (left) and Anaya Hemming mix up tasty treats in the kitchen, working hard on their entrepreneurial venture called ‘Confectionery Kidz.’ (Instagram photo)

Young Chilliwack entrepreneurs launch Confectionery Kidz business

Four Promontory youngsters are donating partial proceeds to Ronald McDonald House

Daya (left) and Anaya Hemming mix up tasty treats in the kitchen, working hard on their entrepreneurial venture called ‘Confectionery Kidz.’ (Instagram photo)
Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Golfers tee off at Sandpiper in 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism tournament

The event brings together the agriculture industry and autism community for a fun fundraiser

Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)