fundraiser

The BC SPCA Spring Lottery is back. (File photo)

BCSPCA lottery to support abused, neglected animals

31 prizes totalling $125,000 offered

 

A GoFundMe campaign for Riley Stevens and his family has raised more than $5,700 since launching last week. (Contributed photo)

White Rock mom of sick tot ‘totally blown away’ by donations, offers help

GoFundMe campaign to help family of Riley Stevens crests $5,700

 

From left, Brinley Carey, Ella Lemieux and Mila Morelli with the 3rd Sardis Brownies. The three were some of many Girl Guides of Canada members in Chilliwack who helped bring cookies to seniors in care homes for Valentine’s Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Every senior in every Chilliwack care home to receive box of Girl Guide cookies on Valentine’s Day

Chilliwack girls sell 1,100-plus boxes of cookies in less than three days as part of Adopt-A-Senior

 

Patti MacAhonic, executive director with Ann Davis Transition Society, and fellow staff member, Mary Jones, are getting ready for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Feb. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Coldest Night’ walk to raise money for homeless, vulnerable women and children in Fraser Valley

This year’s Coldest Night of the Year walk benefitting Chilliwack’s Ann Davis Transition Society

Patti MacAhonic, executive director with Ann Davis Transition Society, and fellow staff member, Mary Jones, are getting ready for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Feb. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Icy plunge marks end of Red Deer firefighter’s trek across B.C. for cancer

Dwayne Buckle completes 12-week march from Red Deer to Port Hardy

Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. organization looking for donations to help get service dog into home of Fraser Valley woman

Epic Service Dogs is hoping to give a Christmas miracle to Sharon Lambert of Chilliwack

Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A plush stuffie has been made in memory of the late Mac the therapy dog who worked at University of the Fraser Valley. It is a fundraiser for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). (Facebook/UFV PADS Canine Counsellor Mac)

Mac the UFV therapy dog now available in stuffie form

Plush toy in the form of popular late dog part of fundraiser for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

A plush stuffie has been made in memory of the late Mac the therapy dog who worked at University of the Fraser Valley. It is a fundraiser for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). (Facebook/UFV PADS Canine Counsellor Mac)
Volunteers load a truck full of donated items for the Boots for Kids program (pre-pandemic) in Chilliwack. The program is struggling this year due to the pandemic, and the need is greater than ever. (Video still/ Boots for Kids)

Boots for Kids needs support to continue supporting Chilliwack youth

Pandemic has affected the bottom line for integral giving program relied upon by Chilliwack parents

Volunteers load a truck full of donated items for the Boots for Kids program (pre-pandemic) in Chilliwack. The program is struggling this year due to the pandemic, and the need is greater than ever. (Video still/ Boots for Kids)
Elissa McLaren broke her left elbow in the Sept. 20, 2020 collision. (Submitted)

Surviving victims of fatal crash in Fraser Valley asking for help leading up to Christmas

‘This accident has taken a larger toll financially, mentally and physically than originally intended’

Elissa McLaren broke her left elbow in the Sept. 20, 2020 collision. (Submitted)
Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)

Realtors’ new drive-through blanket drive in Chilliwack makes for easy drop-off this year

Blankets, warm clothing and more to be collected in one day at annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive

Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds virtual Grand Gala

Second annual event takes place online on Nov. 20, raising funds for local hospitals

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)
An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)

Popular Chilliwack bike auction moves to online format

Bidding on a bike as easy as commenting on Facebook this year, due to pandemic

An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)
Katie Hobson in the 2016 Nissan Frontier that has been purchased to replace her run-down 1995 Ford Ranger. (Submitted photo)

New truck for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

GoFundMe campaign helps out Katie Hobson, who is having ‘tiny home’ built

Katie Hobson in the 2016 Nissan Frontier that has been purchased to replace her run-down 1995 Ford Ranger. (Submitted photo)
Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Two fundraisers set up in wake of young Chilliwack boy’s death

GoFundMe fundraisers created for future bursary, counselling for those who witnessed tragic accident

Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)
People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk goes virtual throughout B.C. due to COVID-19

People encouraged to walk around their neighbourhood, along community trails, through parks, forests

People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Lavender hand sanitizer sale raises cash for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Golf course and lavender farm partner up to support health care in the Fraser Valley

Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
The Smokey and The Bandit police car will be one of many unique cars on display at the Wings and Wheels event happening this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex. (Submitted)

Wings and Wheels fundraiser ready to roll in Abbotsford this weekend

Unique collection of cars invading Tradex for drive-thru experiences on Saturday and Sunday

The Smokey and The Bandit police car will be one of many unique cars on display at the Wings and Wheels event happening this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex. (Submitted)
Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe set up to help send body of Cultus Lake drowning victim back home to India

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25 while he was swimming in the lake at Entrance Bay

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
Doug Henderson of Chilliwack fell down a ravine while riding his mountain bike and suffered serious damage to his spine on June 23, 2020. His family has now set up a GoFundMe account. (Facebook)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack mountain biker seriously injured after falling down ravine

Four young boys helped Doug Henderson who had suffered serious spinal injuries on June 23

Doug Henderson of Chilliwack fell down a ravine while riding his mountain bike and suffered serious damage to his spine on June 23, 2020. His family has now set up a GoFundMe account. (Facebook)