Charity and Donations

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club holds ride to commemorate 100 years of insulin

B.C. event on July 31 travels from Abbotsford to Surrey as part of national ride

 

Jacob (not his real name) holds a painting of a CN locomotive. His mentor, Rob, painted the image and gave it to him as a gift. The locomotive depicted is a GE AC4400CW, the same model that Jacob operated while working for CN. (PHOTO: M2/W2 Association)

Offender reintegration program in Abbotsford receives $20K grant

No One Leaves Alone connects people on parole with volunteer mentors

 

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

 

On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Young-at-heart, old guys’ to cycle across Canada to fund wells in Africa

65-day ride in support of Langley-based Global Aid Network campaign for clean water

On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Charcuterie box from Oak + Harvest in Abbotsford

Abbotsford business donating proceeds to mental health in July

Oak + Harvest owner Haley Duke honours friend who faced ongoing battle

Charcuterie box from Oak + Harvest in Abbotsford
Bob and Heather Spencer of Abbotsford are participating in the Great Cycle Challenge in August to raise money for The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. (Submitted photo)

Three Abbotsford cyclists raise money for SickKids hospital

Great Cycle Challenge in August supports Toronto children’s centre

Bob and Heather Spencer of Abbotsford are participating in the Great Cycle Challenge in August to raise money for The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. (Submitted photo)
Chantelle Bowles (left) of Dave Lede House accepts a $3,500 donation from the B.C. chapter of IODE from Elizabeth Worster, Liz Hancock and Bev Montague. (Submitted photo)

IODE donates $3,500 to Canuck Place in Abbotsford

Funds to go towards arts and crafts supplies used in therapy

Chantelle Bowles (left) of Dave Lede House accepts a $3,500 donation from the B.C. chapter of IODE from Elizabeth Worster, Liz Hancock and Bev Montague. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Electa chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Abbotsford recently donated $940 to the Archway Community Services Food Bank. (Submitted photo)

Order of the Eastern Star raises $940 for food bank in Abbotsford

Electa chapter collects food and cash during recent event at Masonic Hall

Members of the Electa chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Abbotsford recently donated $940 to the Archway Community Services Food Bank. (Submitted photo)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz Ministries is building container tiny homes for families in Primo Tapia, Mexico.

Abbotsford charity is building container homes for families in Mexico

Casa de Luz Ministries helps provide security and safety in Primo Tapia

Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz Ministries is building container tiny homes for families in Primo Tapia, Mexico.
Brigitte Gietema was one of more than 100 athletes who participated in the Move4Communitas fitness fundraiser for mental health. (Photo: Brigitte Gietema)

Virtual walk raises more than $13K for Communitas in Abbotsford

Move4Communitas was held over eight weeks, involving 100 participants

Brigitte Gietema was one of more than 100 athletes who participated in the Move4Communitas fitness fundraiser for mental health. (Photo: Brigitte Gietema)
Archway Community Services is among local agencies receiving one-time grants through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

Nine Abbotsford projects receive $345K in civil forfeiture grants

Funds awarded to projects aimed at prevention of crime and domestic violence

Archway Community Services is among local agencies receiving one-time grants through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program. (Photo courtesy of Archway)
Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for B.C. babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)
A recent virtual gala raised $150,000 for Abbotsford Hospice Society and its Holmberg House. (Abbotsford Hospice Society photo)

Abbotsford Hospice’s Light Up the Night gala raises almost $150K

Virtual event included pre-show drive-thru pickup of farm-fresh meals

A recent virtual gala raised $150,000 for Abbotsford Hospice Society and its Holmberg House. (Abbotsford Hospice Society photo)
Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

50/50 lottery supports 4 charities, including 2 in Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Zajac Ranch included in fundraiser

Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford raises highest total ever

Event goes virtual in 2021 for first time, raising $320K for foodgrains bank

Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
An online fundraiser throughout February raised more than $108,000 for LIFE Recovery Association, which provides residential recovery services for women. (Lori Johnson Photography)

Online campaign raises $108K for LIFE Recovery in Abbotsford

Fundraiser replaced annual gala in support of residential recovery services for women

An online fundraiser throughout February raised more than $108,000 for LIFE Recovery Association, which provides residential recovery services for women. (Lori Johnson Photography)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Sarah De Klein and her family have created a team – one of many – for the Move4Communitas fitness challenge and fundraiser. (Submitted photo)

Communitas in Abbotsford holds virtual fitness challenge

Move4Communitas started March 1 and runs for 8 weeks

Sarah De Klein and her family have created a team – one of many – for the Move4Communitas fitness challenge and fundraiser. (Submitted photo)
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

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.