Charity and Donations

A resident of Tabor Village displays the amount that the location received as part of the Emergency Community Support Fund. (Submitted photo)

$221,000 in emergency support awarded to 18 Abbotsford charities

Community foundation distributes grants to address pandemic needs

A resident of Tabor Village displays the amount that the location received as part of the Emergency Community Support Fund. (Submitted photo)
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The Abbotsford-based organization Casa de Luz supports moms and kids in Primo Tapia, Mexico. (Screengrab from video)

Abbotsford restaurant fundraiser supports moms and kids in Mexico

Brodeur’s Bistro donates proceeds on Aug. 17 to Casa de Luz charity

  • Aug 14, 2020
The Abbotsford-based organization Casa de Luz supports moms and kids in Primo Tapia, Mexico. (Screengrab from video)
Charlotte Charles of Abbotsford is collecting bottles and cans in support of the Crystal Gala Foundaion. She has set a lofty goal of $50,000. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl, 5, hopes to raise $50k for Crystal Gala Foundation

Charlotte Charles is collecting cans and bottles to help local charity

  • Aug 6, 2020
Charlotte Charles of Abbotsford is collecting bottles and cans in support of the Crystal Gala Foundaion. She has set a lofty goal of $50,000. (Submitted photo)
Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy

Imagine Canada, a charity itself, has calculated the COVID-19 pandemic will cut donations by up to $6 billion this year

Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)
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United Way grant provides grocery gift cards for former inmates

Program is being handled by Abbotsford-based M2/W2 Association

  • Jul 29, 2020
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Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford man, 90, to do 10th annual leap from plane

Nelson Drozdowich hopes to reach $100,000 goal for Cyrus Centre

  • Jul 24, 2020
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a community scavenger hunt on July 19 in support of Holmberg House. (Abbotsford Hospice Society photo)

Abbotsford Hospice Society holds community scavenger hunt

Road to Gratitude event takes place on Sunday, July 19 by the carload

  • Jul 11, 2020
The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a community scavenger hunt on July 19 in support of Holmberg House. (Abbotsford Hospice Society photo)
Riders in the MS Bike Fraser Valley Experience travelled through Abbotsford on July 13, 2019. This year, the event goes virtual.                                 Abbotsford News file photo

MS Bike fundraiser goes virtual in midst of pandemic

Fraser Valley event in Abbotsford and Langley among those usually held every year

  • Jul 10, 2020
Riders in the MS Bike Fraser Valley Experience travelled through Abbotsford on July 13, 2019. This year, the event goes virtual.                                 Abbotsford News file photo
The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services vehicle has been visiting Abbotsford neighbourhoods twice a week throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so until the end of the summer. From left are Chaplain Chris and outreach workers Deb, Jessie and Rick, with Dennis in the truck. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford charities see hike in demand for services during pandemic

Archway Food Bank and Salvation Army work hard to help those impacted

The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services vehicle has been visiting Abbotsford neighbourhoods twice a week throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so until the end of the summer. From left are Chaplain Chris and outreach workers Deb, Jessie and Rick, with Dennis in the truck. (Submitted photo)
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United Way grant provides food to 100 former prisoners, families

Abbotsford-based M2/W2 Association receives $25,000 to supply groceries

  • Jul 2, 2020
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(From left) Health-care providers Carly Toews and Sam Ray and Art’s Custom Woodcrafting owners Ben Toews and Zach Toews present a $4,450 cheque to the Archway Food Bank.  Submitted photo

Health workers and Art’s Custom Woodcrafting raise almost $4,500 for Archway Food Bank

Donation made to thank community for their ongoing support

  • Jun 25, 2020
(From left) Health-care providers Carly Toews and Sam Ray and Art’s Custom Woodcrafting owners Ben Toews and Zach Toews present a $4,450 cheque to the Archway Food Bank.  Submitted photo
The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)

Tribute bands rally to raise cash for charities in online festival June 27

‘Together we can show everyone the Canadian Spirit is alive and well in these difficult times’

The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)
Dave Murray of the Archway Food Bank accepts a $5,000 cheque from (from left) Karl Kowalski of Shoppers Drug Mart, Jason Epp and Mike Adkins of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas, Mina Fahim of Shoppers, and Dan Denis of Rotary. (Submitted photo)

Shoppers Drug Mart and Rotary donate $5,000 to Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford

Owner, staff and customers raise money in less than two weeks

  • Jun 18, 2020
Dave Murray of the Archway Food Bank accepts a $5,000 cheque from (from left) Karl Kowalski of Shoppers Drug Mart, Jason Epp and Mike Adkins of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas, Mina Fahim of Shoppers, and Dan Denis of Rotary. (Submitted photo)
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Walk for ALS takes virtual approach for 2020

Event normally held every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

  • Jun 16, 2020
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which was held last year in Gardner Park in Abbotsford, has moved to an online event for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s goes online on May 31

Event held every year in Abbotsford now raising funds through virtual event

  • May 29, 2020
The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which was held last year in Gardner Park in Abbotsford, has moved to an online event for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)
United Way of the Lower Mainland has launched a Community Builder Program, with $600,000 in funding, to help the most vulnerable.                                Pixabay photo

Abbotsford among 8 ‘hubs’ receiving a total of $600,000 through United Way

Community Builder Program for those most in need of support during pandemic

  • May 27, 2020
United Way of the Lower Mainland has launched a Community Builder Program, with $600,000 in funding, to help the most vulnerable.                                Pixabay photo
Lucas Driediger and Rachel Andor load a vehicle at the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford, which is one of three local food banks being supported through money rasied by six local Rotary clubs. Submitted file photo

Six Rotary clubs raise $32,000 for 3 food banks in Abbotsford and Mission

Archway, St. Joseph’s and Mission Community Services food banks supported

  • Apr 28, 2020
Lucas Driediger and Rachel Andor load a vehicle at the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford, which is one of three local food banks being supported through money rasied by six local Rotary clubs. Submitted file photo
A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
John Perlinger hopes to raise money for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford through his website Charitables.com. (Submitted photo)

Charity website hopes to help Abbotsford food bank

Residents urged to post their stuff for sale and donate proceeds

John Perlinger hopes to raise money for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford through his website Charitables.com. (Submitted photo)