Charity and Donations

Dozens of hand-knitted items were recently donated to a warm-clothing drive being organized by Bobbi Spark of Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Warm-clothing drive in Abbotsford collects items for those who are homeless

Campaign organized by local resident Bobbi Spark receives wide support

 

Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)

Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive adapts to pandemic

Campaign across the Fraser Valley asks only for cash donations in 2020

 

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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

 

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre is hosting a drive-thru food drive event on Nov. 21. (Facebook photo)

Drive-thru food drive coming to Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre

Event set for Nov. 21 aims to support Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford during holiday season

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre is hosting a drive-thru food drive event on Nov. 21. (Facebook photo)
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)
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Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

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Staff at Lowe’s Canada stores contributed more than $2.1 million to charities across the nation through their Heroes Campaign. In Abbotsford and Mission, three charities received a total of more than $25,000. (Submitted photo)

Lowe’s Canada donates more than $25K to 3 local charities

Funds will support non-profits in Abbotsford and Mission

Staff at Lowe’s Canada stores contributed more than $2.1 million to charities across the nation through their Heroes Campaign. In Abbotsford and Mission, three charities received a total of more than $25,000. (Submitted photo)
The group Fabric Bag Solution recenty donated 45 handmade reusable shopping bags to the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Volunteer group donates homemade shopping bags to Archway Food Bank

Fabric Bag Solution makes reusable bags for B.C. food bank patrons

The group Fabric Bag Solution recenty donated 45 handmade reusable shopping bags to the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Four local Rotary Clubs held a Blueberry Blitz fundraiser on Oct. 3. The clubs are again holding the event on Oct. 31, with pickup at Berryhill Foods. (Submitted photo)

Four local Rotary Clubs hold Blueberry Blitz fundraiser

Event on Oct. 31 in Abbotsford supports local charities and programs

Four local Rotary Clubs held a Blueberry Blitz fundraiser on Oct. 3. The clubs are again holding the event on Oct. 31, with pickup at Berryhill Foods. (Submitted photo)
Mia Gill, with cousin Gavin Nahal, presents a cheque of just over $1,400 for the pediatrics unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Teen presents birthday cash to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for 8th year

Mia Gill has been donating to pediatrics unit every year since 2013

Mia Gill, with cousin Gavin Nahal, presents a cheque of just over $1,400 for the pediatrics unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)
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)
All 17 Tim Hortons locations in Abbotsford participated in the recent annual Smile Cookie Week, raising almost $30,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. (Submitted photo)

Smile Cookie Week raises $30K for Canuck Place in Abbotsford

All 17 local Tim Hortons sites participated in annual fundraiser

All 17 Tim Hortons locations in Abbotsford participated in the recent annual Smile Cookie Week, raising almost $30,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. (Submitted photo)
The annual MCC Festival for World Relief is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event was adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival To-Go raises $640K for DR Congo

Matching funds bring total to more than $2M for displaced families

The annual MCC Festival for World Relief is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event was adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic, raising $70,000 for local charities. (Submitted photo)

2020 Smart and Caring Golf Classic raises $70,000 for Abbotsford charities

Recent golf tourney is Abbotsford Community Foundation’s most successful in its history

The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic, raising $70,000 for local charities. (Submitted photo)
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Bottles of Love fundraiser supports Abbotsford Hospice Society

Agency hopes to raise $10,000 through returns of bottles and cans

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Rob Studiman distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford on Sept. 2. (Submitted photo)

Salvation Army in Abbotsford provides backpacks filled with school supplies

More than 140 students receive items during drive-thru Kids Tools for Schools campaign

Rob Studiman distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford on Sept. 2. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford’s Greta Loewen, who has battled a rare form of bone cancer, is featured in a TV segment as part of Variety Week (Sept. 14-18). (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl who battled bone cancer is featured during Variety Week

Greta Loewen, 11, still dealing with effects of rare and aggressive cancer

Abbotsford’s Greta Loewen, who has battled a rare form of bone cancer, is featured in a TV segment as part of Variety Week (Sept. 14-18). (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford Police Const. Dan Heideman plans to complete a 50-kilometre ultra-marathon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in support of Cops for Cancer. (Dale Klippenstein photo)

Abbotsford Police officer plans to run 50 km for Cops for Cancer

Const. Dan Heideman to run laps on Friday, Sept. 11 at Fraser Valley Auto Mall

Abbotsford Police Const. Dan Heideman plans to complete a 50-kilometre ultra-marathon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in support of Cops for Cancer. (Dale Klippenstein photo)
Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)

Team of 30 cyclists to pedal in support of African grandmothers

Annual Solidarity Cycle travels through Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)