Charity and Donations

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)
Stock photo by Maria Lin Kim/Unsplash

United Way grant provides food to 100 former prisoners, families

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

  • Jul 2, 2020
Stock photo by Maria Lin Kim/Unsplash
(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)
Communitas graphic: Veronica Harms

Coffee Morning fundraiser for Matthew’s House is postponed

Abbotsford program delays annual event due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Mar 23, 2020
Communitas graphic: Veronica Harms
The annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser was held Feb. 22 at Abbosford Centre in support of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Step Up 4 Cardiac Health raises $11,000 for cardiac device

Event held by health care foundation supports Abbotsford Regional Hospital

  • Mar 11, 2020
The annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser was held Feb. 22 at Abbosford Centre in support of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)
The sixth annual Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was held Feb. 29 at Abbotsford Centre. (Photo by Lindsay Elliott)

Gift of Love Gala raises almost $600,000 for Canuck Place

Almost 500 guests attend event Feb. 29 at Abbotsford Centre

  • Mar 5, 2020
The sixth annual Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was held Feb. 29 at Abbotsford Centre. (Photo by Lindsay Elliott)
Auxiliary firefighters with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service were the second-highest fundraisers at the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall event on Sunday, Feb. 23. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford firefighters among top fundraisers at Climb the Wall

Event on Sunday, Feb. 23 raised money for BC Lung Association

  • Mar 1, 2020
Auxiliary firefighters with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service were the second-highest fundraisers at the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall event on Sunday, Feb. 23. (Submitted photo)
Canuck Place’s Dave Lede House and playground in Abbotsford.

$20,000 worth of chicken donated to Canuck Place

BC Chicken Marketing Board helps families receiving in-patient care

  • Feb 24, 2020
Canuck Place’s Dave Lede House and playground in Abbotsford.
Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo

Man accidentally donates girlfriend’s 50 pairs of shoes to B.C. thrift store

Cassandra Converse has forgiven him, but she jokes that this Valentine’s Day better be pretty special

Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo