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The Abbotsford Community Foundation starts accepting applications on Jan. 6 for the Community Services Recovery Fund. (Submitted photo)

Applications open to charities for pandemic recovery funds in Abbotsford

Community foundation to distribute money as part of $400M federal initiative

 

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

 

Areni Kelleppan has been named the new executive director of the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Abbotsford Community Foundation names new executive director

Areni Kelleppan replaces retiring Wendy Neufeld starting Jan. 2

 

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
Children in Costa Rica open their Canadian-packed Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. The boxes for this year’s program can be dropped off in Abbotsford from Nov. 14 to 20. (Submitted photo)

Operation Christmas Child provides drop-off times in Abbotsford

Program delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to kids in struggling countries

Children in Costa Rica open their Canadian-packed Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. The boxes for this year’s program can be dropped off in Abbotsford from Nov. 14 to 20. (Submitted photo)
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Youth Unlimited in Abbotsford unveiled its new mobile drop-in centre on Saturday in the parking lot of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Youth Unlimited in Abbotsford unveils mobile drop-in centre

Refurbished fire truck will visit local neighbourhoods to connect with youth and families

Youth Unlimited in Abbotsford unveiled its new mobile drop-in centre on Saturday in the parking lot of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo stroke survivor found her footing helping others after docs said she may not walk again

Angela Wright recognized for her advocacy for fellow younger stroke survivors

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)
On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
Chad Martz of Chilliwack grim-faced in front of a bombed-out apartment building in eastern Ukraine. (Hungry for Life International)

VIDEO: Ramped-up strikes on civilian targets in Ukraine cause ‘absolute terror,’ says Chad Martz of Chilliwack

‘We live and breathe it but I still can’t wrap my head around it:’ Martz on prolonged Russian war

Chad Martz of Chilliwack grim-faced in front of a bombed-out apartment building in eastern Ukraine. (Hungry for Life International)
Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 23 groups receiving funding from the community gaming grants program. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

23 Abbotsford groups receive $1.5M in community gaming grants

Funds distributed to agencies working in human and social-services sector

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 23 groups receiving funding from the community gaming grants program. (Photo courtesy of Archway)
People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk happening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford this summer

Annual fundraiser event for Parkinson Society British Columbia takes place Sept. 10

People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ryder Newhouse, 15, met Juniper, an eight-month-old yellow Labrador with BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, June 24. He is seen here with his mom Nicole Newhouse. Ryder has been raising money to help pay for her training over the past six months. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Harrison teen finally meets guide dog in training that he’s fundraising for

Ryder Newhouse met puppy named Juniper for the first time in Chilliwack

Ryder Newhouse, 15, met Juniper, an eight-month-old yellow Labrador with BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, June 24. He is seen here with his mom Nicole Newhouse. Ryder has been raising money to help pay for her training over the past six months. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Marcus Janzen has been elected the new chair of the board of Abbotsford Community Foundation, while Emily Anderson has been named a director. (Submitted photos)

New chair elected to board of Abbotsford Community Foundation

Marcus Janzen takes over from Andrea Senft, who has completed her two-year term

Marcus Janzen has been elected the new chair of the board of Abbotsford Community Foundation, while Emily Anderson has been named a director. (Submitted photos)
Archway Community Services in Abbotsford. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford seeks new board members

Application deadline is May 13 for two or three openings in September

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford. (Photo courtesy of Archway)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)