Charity and Donations

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

 

The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. (Submitted photo)

Holmberg House hospice in Abbotsford needs 6 new couches

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raising $36K for new furniture

 

The pile of donated gifts grew throughout the Toys for Tots event on Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Toys for Tots in Abbotsford collects 2,000 toys and $10K in cash

Annual event supports the Archway Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau

 

“Carol” is a 1965 Chevy Biscayne police cruiser that has been restored by the Abbotsford Police Department. A toy drive, called Carol for Kids, runs until Dec. 3. (APD photo)

Abbotsford Police Department holds Carol for Kids toy drive

Event collects gifts for Archway Community Services’ Christmas Bureau

“Carol” is a 1965 Chevy Biscayne police cruiser that has been restored by the Abbotsford Police Department. A toy drive, called Carol for Kids, runs until Dec. 3. (APD photo)
Archway Community Services staff member Vicki is surrounded by the toy donations that were dropped off at the 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre. This year’s event moves back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)

10th annual Toys for Tots breakfast planned in Abbotsford

Event on Sunday, Nov. 27 collects toys and cash for Christmas Bureau

Archway Community Services staff member Vicki is surrounded by the toy donations that were dropped off at the 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre. This year’s event moves back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund is continuing to help flood-impacted farmers and others with their recovery efforts. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund raises $4.4 million

Donations help farmers, businesses and organizations in recovery work

The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund is continuing to help flood-impacted farmers and others with their recovery efforts. (Submitted photo)
Pictured are (from left) Doris McGill and Bill McGill of the Abbotsford Lodge of the Freemasons; Carol Lyle, Worthy Matron and Margaret Garnier of the Order of the Eastern Star; Chantelle Bowles of Dave Lede House; and Percy Gantz and Karl Ellingsen of the Pacific Lodge.

Abbotsford organizations donate to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

More than $1,000 donated by Freemasons and the Order of the Eastern Star

Pictured are (from left) Doris McGill and Bill McGill of the Abbotsford Lodge of the Freemasons; Carol Lyle, Worthy Matron and Margaret Garnier of the Order of the Eastern Star; Chantelle Bowles of Dave Lede House; and Percy Gantz and Karl Ellingsen of the Pacific Lodge.
Terry Peressini, chair of the Jamboree, Pat Daws, president of the Fraser Valley branch of Power Pioneers, Chantelle Bowles of Canuck Place Dave Lede House, and Rob Kikkert, provincial president of BC Hydro Power Pioneers. (Photo by Ray Dawes)

BC Hydro Power Pioneers donate to Abbotsford’s Dave Lede House

Group raised funds through event held in Harrison Hot Springs

Terry Peressini, chair of the Jamboree, Pat Daws, president of the Fraser Valley branch of Power Pioneers, Chantelle Bowles of Canuck Place Dave Lede House, and Rob Kikkert, provincial president of BC Hydro Power Pioneers. (Photo by Ray Dawes)
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MacKenzie Scott donates $84.5 million to Girl Scouts

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA…

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Youngsters playing at the Chilliwack-based Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) Centre at 46151 Yale Road. (PAFN photo)

Ag4Autism donates $100,000 to Chilliwack’s Pacific Autism Family Network Centre

The 2022 Saccomaniacs golf tournament and sturgeon fishing derby raised much of that money

Youngsters playing at the Chilliwack-based Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) Centre at 46151 Yale Road. (PAFN photo)
The 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre included a receiving line. (Urban Fig Photography)

Toys for Tots in Abbotsford seeks sponsors to meet increased need

Annual event, held by Archway Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau, planned for Nov. 27

The 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre included a receiving line. (Urban Fig Photography)
The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association recently held its second annual Harvest Fest fundraising dinner and dance at Exhibition Park. (Photo by Mady Hart)

Abbotsford firefighters’ Harvest Fest raises $80K for Cyrus Centre

Recent dinner and dance supports programs for at-risk youth

The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association recently held its second annual Harvest Fest fundraising dinner and dance at Exhibition Park. (Photo by Mady Hart)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation held the seventh annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic on Sept. 15 at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation’s golf tournament raises $120K

Money goes toward Smart and Caring Community Fund

The Abbotsford Community Foundation held the seventh annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic on Sept. 15 at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)

Health Care Foundation holds Grand Gala with Casino Royale theme

Event on Nov. 18 benefits hospitals in eastern Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)
The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)

Jackpot growing for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 50/50 campaign

Fundraising campaign closes on Sept. 9; jackpot sitting at about $3,000

The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)
The Parkinson SuperWalk takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Abbotsford participates in Parkinson SuperWalk

Event on Sept. 10 raises money for programs, support and research

The Parkinson SuperWalk takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
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‘Bingo on steroids’ event to bring Vanna White to Vancouver arena to raise money for 6 B.C. charities

Biggest payouts in B.C. bingo history are promised at the event, Oct. 1-2

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Local cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford-Mission trio to cycle to the Arctic Ocean to fund wells in Africa

Team to complete Cycling 4 Water journey in partnership with Langley charity

Local cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)
Kay Lever with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice spends time with a child in the Canuck Place classroom. (First West Foundation)

15 Eastern Fraser Valley charities receive nearly $180,000 in grants from credit union foundation

Organizations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope will receive First West Foundation funding

Kay Lever with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice spends time with a child in the Canuck Place classroom. (First West Foundation)
Nola Stenstrom and Ishi Sharma from Yale Secondary and Rabbani Batra and Raissa Bartra from Abbotsford Senior Secondary display some of the donations collected for Archway Food Bank from July 5 to 7. (Submitted photo)

Kinsmen Club and students collect donations for food bank in Abbotsford

Cereal and cash collected July 5-7 outside Save-On-Foods on Whatcom Road

Nola Stenstrom and Ishi Sharma from Yale Secondary and Rabbani Batra and Raissa Bartra from Abbotsford Senior Secondary display some of the donations collected for Archway Food Bank from July 5 to 7. (Submitted photo)