Charity and Donations

Chris Isfled (left) of Abbotsford and friend Shawn Bjornsson of Winnipeg ran 30 kilometres across Lake Winnipeg in 2020, raising $20,000 for the Save Your Skin Foundation. This year’s event is being held virtually and invites participation from the public.

Abbotsford cancer survivor holds virtual run fundraiser for Save Your Skin Foundation

Chris Isfeld, a survivor of late-stage melanoma, holds A Viking’s Challenge on March 6 and 7

 

Last year’s Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was held Feb. 29, 2020 at Abbotsford Centre. The 2021 version went virtual. (File photo by Lindsay Elliott)

Gift of Love Gala raises $367K for Canuck Place

Event normally held at Abbotsford Centre went virtual for 2021

 

The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Annual auction raises money for world hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank

 

Last year’s Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was held Feb. 29, 2020 at Abbotsford Centre. The 2021 version goes virtual. (File photo by Lindsay Elliott)

Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place goes virtual for 2021

Event normally held in Abbotsford each year takes place online on Feb. 27

Last year’s Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was held Feb. 29, 2020 at Abbotsford Centre. The 2021 version goes virtual. (File photo by Lindsay Elliott)
Boxes of blueberries are being sold in Abbotsford as a fundraiser for four local Rotary Clubs.

Four local Rotary Clubs hold Blueberry Blitz in Abbotsford

Boxes of blueberries available for pre-order, with funds supporing local projects

Boxes of blueberries are being sold in Abbotsford as a fundraiser for four local Rotary Clubs.
The annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser normally held at Abbotsford Centre is being held as an online event this year. (Submitted file photo)

Abbotsford’s Step Up 4 Cardiac Health goes virtual for 2021

Online event on Feb. 27 raises money for 8 hospital ‘telemetry packs’

The annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser normally held at Abbotsford Centre is being held as an online event this year. (Submitted file photo)
The Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz Ministries works with single-parent families in Primo Tapia, Mexico. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford charity helps impoverished families in Mexico

Casa de Luz Ministries is continuing to offer support throughout pandemic

The Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz Ministries works with single-parent families in Primo Tapia, Mexico. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford student fills and delivers backpacks to vulnerable youth

Sourav Arora provides items to Cyrus Centre and to youth on the street

Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19. (Submitted photo)
Communitas resource development coordinator Sarah De Klein (centre) receives self-care packages from Yale leadership students Cristina Simpson and Lesina Lapa. (Submitted photo)

Yale leadership students donate self-care packages to Communitas

Abbotsford organization receives baskets filled with handwash, slippers and more

Communitas resource development coordinator Sarah De Klein (centre) receives self-care packages from Yale leadership students Cristina Simpson and Lesina Lapa. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Lions Club recently donated almost $2,700 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for items for Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Lions Club donates almost $2,700 to local hospital

Funds presented recently to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

The Abbotsford Lions Club recently donated almost $2,700 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for items for Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)
Dozens of people attended LIFE Recovery Association’s gala fundraiser in February 2020, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Instead, supporters are encouraged to contribute online. (Catrina Scott Photography)

Online support replaces LIFE Recovery gala in 2021

Abbotsford organization forced to cancel annual fundraiser due to pandemic

Dozens of people attended LIFE Recovery Association’s gala fundraiser in February 2020, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Instead, supporters are encouraged to contribute online. (Catrina Scott Photography)
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)

Local Salvation Army kettles raise $160K over holiday season

Christmas campaign in Abbotsford/Mission surpasses $150K goal

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)
A new training gym for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service includes a logo incorporated into the flooring that was donated by local company North West Rubber. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford company donates flooring for firefighters’ new gym

North West Rubber contributes 600 square feet of professional sport flooring

A new training gym for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service includes a logo incorporated into the flooring that was donated by local company North West Rubber. (Submitted photo)
Members of LiUNA! Local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union recently donated $5,000 to the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove. (Submitted photo)

Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove each get $5K boost

Donation made by LiUNA local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union

Members of LiUNA! Local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union recently donated $5,000 to the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently held a warm-clothing drive for the Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)

Order of the Eastern Star in Abbotsford donates warm clothing to Salvation Army

Local group collects coats, socks, hats and more at socially distanced event

Members of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently held a warm-clothing drive for the Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)
James Callahan (right), IPEX distribution centre manager, presents a $5,000 cheque for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to Matt Loewen of the food bank’s donation services. (Submitted photo)

IPEX in Abbotsford donates $5K to Archway Food Bank

Construction industry has been more fortunate than many this year, company says

James Callahan (right), IPEX distribution centre manager, presents a $5,000 cheque for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to Matt Loewen of the food bank’s donation services. (Submitted photo)
Save-On-Foods staff and volunteers with the Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging recently delivered surprise breakfasts to local seniors. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford seniors’ group delivers surprise breakfast to 58 homes

Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging works with Save-On-Foods

Save-On-Foods staff and volunteers with the Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging recently delivered surprise breakfasts to local seniors. (Submitted photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Breakfast drive-thru raises $7,500 for Abbotsford ER expansion

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Members of the M2/W2 Association in Abbotsford recently prepared and delivered 75 gift bags to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford organization donates 75 Christmas gift bags to women’s prison

M2/W2 Association donates to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

Members of the M2/W2 Association in Abbotsford recently prepared and delivered 75 gift bags to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (Submitted photo)
From left are Joe Fauchon, representing Save-On-Foods stores in Abbotsford; Roy Ferraro, retired Abbotsford firefighter; Dave Murray of the Archway Food Bank; Brent Murdoch, district chief POC Abbotsford firefighters; Steve Magown, manager of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall; Mike McDonald, president of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall Association; Don Barbeau from Black Press; and Ron Hall, assistant fire chief. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Auto Mall food bank drive raises more than $27K in Abbotsford

Annual event had to be adapted due to COVID-19 pandemic

From left are Joe Fauchon, representing Save-On-Foods stores in Abbotsford; Roy Ferraro, retired Abbotsford firefighter; Dave Murray of the Archway Food Bank; Brent Murdoch, district chief POC Abbotsford firefighters; Steve Magown, manager of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall; Mike McDonald, president of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall Association; Don Barbeau from Black Press; and Ron Hall, assistant fire chief. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)