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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

 

Elgin Park Secondary grads Seth Hayward and Donnee Janzen, along with Michael Hibbert, have helped promote the school’s annual Community Christmas Dinner in years past. (Contributed photo)

Elgin high’s Community Christmas Dinner returns

Dec. 7 event is South Surrey school’s first festive meal since 2019

 

The string trio Musical Occasions plays at the Sources Foundation charity gala Frozen - A Winter Wonderland Saturday at Hazlemere Golf & Country Club. Photo by Daryl Currie.

South Surrey ‘Frozen’ gala draws warmth of generosity, raising $420,000 for women’s programs

Gala success ensures women won’t be left out in the cold this winter

 

Siya Moallef (left) and Wayne Hudak volunteer at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 4 . The men work for Qualico, a real estate development company, that recently donated $10K to the Kitchen for its Mobile Meals program. The company also encourages its employees to help out in local communities as much as they can. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Qualico donates $10K to Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Company workers also volunteer at Kitchen

Siya Moallef (left) and Wayne Hudak volunteer at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 4 . The men work for Qualico, a real estate development company, that recently donated $10K to the Kitchen for its Mobile Meals program. The company also encourages its employees to help out in local communities as much as they can. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Deltassist is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items in support of its 2022 Christmas programs. (James Smith photo)

UPDATE: Donations needed for Deltassist Christmas programs

Registration opens Oct. 31 for Deltassist’s annual Christmas food hamper and toy depot programs

Deltassist is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items in support of its 2022 Christmas programs. (James Smith photo)
Volunteers pack meals for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Mobile Meals program. CCK is expanding its program to add clients after White Rock Meals On Wheels closed down after 51 years. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen expanding its Mobile Meals program

Kitchen taking on former White Rock clients; now in dire need of funds and volunteers

Volunteers pack meals for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Mobile Meals program. CCK is expanding its program to add clients after White Rock Meals On Wheels closed down after 51 years. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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)
Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)

‘Scarecrow Stroll’ charity event returns to Art’s Nursery

Eighth annual ‘stroll’ runs until Oct. 31

Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)
Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. The food bank is benefiting from this week’s Smile Cookie campaign put on by Tim Hortons. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. The food bank is benefiting from this week’s Smile Cookie campaign put on by Tim Hortons. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Tim Hortons at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre is one of two Tims locations raising money for Options Community Services through the Smile Cookie campaign. (Image via Google Maps)

Three local Tim Hortons help to raise money for Options Community Services

Tims donates 100 per cent of Smile Cookie sales to charity

The Tim Hortons at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre is one of two Tims locations raising money for Options Community Services through the Smile Cookie campaign. (Image via Google Maps)
Jen Temple is trying to raise $25K for Options Community Services. As of Sept. 9, she was halfway there. (Photo submitted: Jen Temple)

Local business woman raising funds for Options Community Services

Jen Temple halfway to $25K goal; funds to be matched

Jen Temple is trying to raise $25K for Options Community Services. As of Sept. 9, she was halfway there. (Photo submitted: Jen Temple)
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)
Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

SEMO Foundation hosts in-person fundraiser for six charities

First in-person INSPIRE event since 2019

Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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).
SEMO Foundation supporters attend a charity golf tournament in June at Guildford Golf & Country Club. The SEMO Foundation will hold its annual INSPIRE fundraising event Aug. 20 atop Langley’s Westlund Building. (Photo submitted: SEMO Foundation)

SEMO Foundation to hold fundraiser for six local charities

Surrey charity to host buffet atop Langley’s Westlund Building

SEMO Foundation supporters attend a charity golf tournament in June at Guildford Golf & Country Club. The SEMO Foundation will hold its annual INSPIRE fundraising event Aug. 20 atop Langley’s Westlund Building. (Photo submitted: SEMO Foundation)
Clayton Heights Secondary student Anja Scholz received a scholarship and a recognition certificate from Sheryl Stuart, past-president of the Cloverdale Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary gives out $5,000 to students, charities

Annual donation luncheon supports students and local charities

Clayton Heights Secondary student Anja Scholz received a scholarship and a recognition certificate from Sheryl Stuart, past-president of the Cloverdale Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
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COSTLY LIVING: ‘Buy Nothing’ movement grows in Surrey as people look to give, receive gifts

‘Gift economy’ networks help people save money and also reduce waste

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(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)