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Eve Pohl of Abbotsford visits Korah, Ethiopia. She is the founder of the charity Hope for Korah, which holds a fundraiser in Abbotsford on Oct. 30.

Fundraiser in Abbotsford supports village of Korah, Ethiopia

Event on Oct. 30 raises funds for programs in poverty-stricken community

 

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys $10K in cookies from B.C. girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of Nanaimo area poverty assistance charities

 

The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its sixth annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic in Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)

Smart and Caring Golf Classic raises $80K in Abbotsford

Annual event supports Abbotsford Community Foundation’s community fund

 

Cutting the ribbon to open Bethesda’s new provincial office in Abbotsford on Sept. 16 are (from left) MLA Bruce Banman, MLA Pam Alexis, CEO Jody Siebert, Mayor Henry Braun, MLA Mike de Jong and MP Ed Fast. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford-based Bethesda opens new provincial office

Organization’s new space celebrated in conjunction with 50th anniversary

Cutting the ribbon to open Bethesda’s new provincial office in Abbotsford on Sept. 16 are (from left) MLA Bruce Banman, MLA Pam Alexis, CEO Jody Siebert, Mayor Henry Braun, MLA Mike de Jong and MP Ed Fast. (Submitted photo)
Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)
Garry is shown before and after his haircut. His hair is being donated to Wigs for Kids. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)

Abbotsford man grows hair for a year and donates it to wigs for kids with cancer

Garry came up with idea after reading about theft of 100 children’s wigs

Garry is shown before and after his haircut. His hair is being donated to Wigs for Kids. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)
Jackie Ayer has been named the new executive director for the MSA Society for Community Living in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

New executive director named for MSA Society for Community Living

Jackie Ayer was previously community housing director for Abbotsford agency

Jackie Ayer has been named the new executive director for the MSA Society for Community Living in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford faces financial crush

Site has to cancel fundraising open house for second year in a row

A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)
File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
Joseph Sikora (far right) and his team of Street Thug Barbers deliver food to the homeless population in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford ‘haircut ministry’ provides food and hygiene to homeless population

Joseph Sikora and his Street Thug Barbers take to the streets

Joseph Sikora (far right) and his team of Street Thug Barbers deliver food to the homeless population in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)

Victims of Abbotsford apartment fire collect 537 pounds of food

Delair Court residents participate in fifth annual Kelson Group food drive

Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Howe Middle School in Abbotsford has received a $70,000 grant from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Photo: Abbotsford school district)

Howe Middle School in Abbotsford receives $70K literacy grant

Funds donated through Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Howe Middle School in Abbotsford has received a $70,000 grant from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Photo: Abbotsford school district)
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Archway Community Services golf tournament launching online auction

2021 edition of the Abbotsford charity event will see 118 golfers take to Ledgeview on June 22

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The charitable organization Mamas for Mamas is hoping to expand its services in Abbotsford. (Photo by Ratna Fitry from Pixabay)

National charity Mamas for Mamas looks to expand services in Abbotsford

Organization supports moms and caregivers facing struggles

The charitable organization Mamas for Mamas is hoping to expand its services in Abbotsford. (Photo by Ratna Fitry from Pixabay)
The Circle F Horse Rescue Society is among four Abbotsford organiztions receiving recently announced community gaming grants from the province. (Circle F Horse Rescue photo)

Four Abbotsford groups receive $163K in community gaming grants

Provincial government funding announced for environmental conservation and public safety

The Circle F Horse Rescue Society is among four Abbotsford organiztions receiving recently announced community gaming grants from the province. (Circle F Horse Rescue photo)
A GoFundMe for the family of Langley murder victim 22-year-old Arshdeep Singh was a mystery to his parents in India, according to IHIT. (IHIT photo)

Friends insist GoFundMe for Langley murder victim intended to aid family

IHIT trying to determine if fundraiser was legitimate or a scam

A GoFundMe for the family of Langley murder victim 22-year-old Arshdeep Singh was a mystery to his parents in India, according to IHIT. (IHIT photo)
Abby House has been operating at 2676 Gladys Ave. in Abbotsford since 1991. The building was heavily damaged by a fire in October. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford mental-health organization weighs options after fire destroys building

Abby House considers whether to restore old home or build a new one

Abby House has been operating at 2676 Gladys Ave. in Abbotsford since 1991. The building was heavily damaged by a fire in October. (Submitted photo)
Santa and his helpers at Communitas are ensuring that the annual Christmas Dinner at Communitas will be a virtual success this year. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)

Communitas Supportive Care Society celebrates a virtual Christmas

Abbotsford-based charity normally holds a festive luncheon every year

  • Dec 20, 2020
Santa and his helpers at Communitas are ensuring that the annual Christmas Dinner at Communitas will be a virtual success this year. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)