Charity and Donations

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)

Local Salvation Army kettles raise $160K over holiday season

Christmas campaign in Abbotsford/Mission surpasses $150K goal

 

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Breakfast drive-thru raises $7,500 for Abbotsford ER expansion

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

 

Members of the M2/W2 Association in Abbotsford recently prepared and delivered 75 gift bags to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford organization donates 75 Christmas gift bags to women’s prison

M2/W2 Association donates to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

 

Addy VanLochlem of Agassiz swims at Ferny Coombe Pool. Her swimathon attracted the attention of the First Lady of Kenya, who matched Addy’s donation to impoverished communities in her country. (File Photo)

Kenyan First Lady matches Agassiz swimathon donations

Addy VanLochlem’s donation helped secure 180,000 meals for needy children in Kenya

Addy VanLochlem of Agassiz swims at Ferny Coombe Pool. Her swimathon attracted the attention of the First Lady of Kenya, who matched Addy’s donation to impoverished communities in her country. (File Photo)
Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford takes fundraising hit due to pandemic

Centre desperately in need of new outbuildings to house and care for small creatures

Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Guests who purchased tickets for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s virtual Grand Gala on Nov. 20 received the “Gala in a Box.” (Submitted photo)

Virtual Fraser Valley Grand Gala raises $67K for health care

Event supports hospitals in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope

Guests who purchased tickets for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s virtual Grand Gala on Nov. 20 received the “Gala in a Box.” (Submitted photo)
If you catch Chantelle Robertson wearing festive glasses around town, she’ll personally donate $5 to the Mission Youth House. If you catch her without the glasses, she’ll donate $50.	Screenshot from GoFundMe page.

Mission woman to wear festive glasses until Christmas to raise money for at-risk youth

If you see Chantelle Robertson in town and call her out, she’ll make a donation to MY House

If you catch Chantelle Robertson wearing festive glasses around town, she’ll personally donate $5 to the Mission Youth House. If you catch her without the glasses, she’ll donate $50.	Screenshot from GoFundMe page.
Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)

Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive adapts to pandemic

Campaign across the Fraser Valley asks only for cash donations in 2020

Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)
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Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

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Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)
Cozy Covers

Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Cozy Covers
Staff at Lowe’s Canada stores contributed more than $2.1 million to charities across the nation through their Heroes Campaign. In Abbotsford and Mission, three charities received a total of more than $25,000. (Submitted photo)

Lowe’s Canada donates more than $25K to 3 local charities

Funds will support non-profits in Abbotsford and Mission

Staff at Lowe’s Canada stores contributed more than $2.1 million to charities across the nation through their Heroes Campaign. In Abbotsford and Mission, three charities received a total of more than $25,000. (Submitted photo)
A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)

Narwhal tusk discovered in Calgary Goodwill pile to be donated to university

The tusk had federal hunting tags from 1978 attached that say animal was harvested from the central Arctic

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)
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Rob Studiman distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford on Sept. 2. (Submitted photo)

Salvation Army in Abbotsford provides backpacks filled with school supplies

More than 140 students receive items during drive-thru Kids Tools for Schools campaign

Rob Studiman distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford on Sept. 2. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford’s Greta Loewen, who has battled a rare form of bone cancer, is featured in a TV segment as part of Variety Week (Sept. 14-18). (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl who battled bone cancer is featured during Variety Week

Greta Loewen, 11, still dealing with effects of rare and aggressive cancer

Abbotsford’s Greta Loewen, who has battled a rare form of bone cancer, is featured in a TV segment as part of Variety Week (Sept. 14-18). (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford Police Const. Dan Heideman plans to complete a 50-kilometre ultra-marathon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in support of Cops for Cancer. (Dale Klippenstein photo)

Abbotsford Police officer plans to run 50 km for Cops for Cancer

Const. Dan Heideman to run laps on Friday, Sept. 11 at Fraser Valley Auto Mall

Abbotsford Police Const. Dan Heideman plans to complete a 50-kilometre ultra-marathon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in support of Cops for Cancer. (Dale Klippenstein photo)
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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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)