Charity and Donations

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

 

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

 

The Quesnel Community Foundation held their awards ceremony on Thursday, April 21, awarding more than $100,000 to 13 community non-profits. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Community Foundation 2022 awards highest amount in their history

13 area non-profit groups received $105,000 to support their projects

 

To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
Lily Bowers with her Ukraine flag-style quilt, made to help raise funds to support those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood woman raises over $2K for Ukraine with special handmade blanket

Lily Bowers donated $2,210 raised through ticket sales to the Red Cross

Lily Bowers with her Ukraine flag-style quilt, made to help raise funds to support those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Ukrainian members of the 2008-09 Canada World Youth exchange dress in their traditional clothing for an event in Port Alberni 13 years ago. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN SCHEIDEGGER)

Canada-Ukraine exchange students return to B.C. town to help and to remember

2008-09 Canada World Youth students spent three months in Ukraine and three months in Alberni

Ukrainian members of the 2008-09 Canada World Youth exchange dress in their traditional clothing for an event in Port Alberni 13 years ago. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN SCHEIDEGGER)
Paramedics, doctors and nurses have helped Natasha Wasmuth (sitting) throughout her epilepsy diagnosis, treatment and seizures. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Epilepsy leaves a mark in Quesnel

Natasha Wasmuth has launched epilepsyQuesnel’s annual fundraiser

Paramedics, doctors and nurses have helped Natasha Wasmuth (sitting) throughout her epilepsy diagnosis, treatment and seizures. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Girl Guides back to door-to-door cookie sales after 2 years of doing business differently

Chocolate/vanilla cookies sold in spring, and those who love the mint ones have to wait until fall

Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Lily Bowers of Sparwood is creating a quilt made with Ukrainian flag colours to help raise funds to support refugees. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood local creates quilt for Ukraine

Any funds raised from the quilt’s sale will go towards helping refugees escaping the war in Ukraine

Lily Bowers of Sparwood is creating a quilt made with Ukrainian flag colours to help raise funds to support refugees. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kindergartener ‘poster-girl’ for Variety telethon

Lucy Gallant, along with her twin sister Lilly, have been filming commercials for the telethon

Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)
Robin and Mimi Work. (Photo - Robin Work/KidneyMarch)

Northern B.C. man raising funds for kidney disease charity

Robin Work from Vanderhoof will walk 100 kilometres to raise funds for kidney disease prevention and more

Robin and Mimi Work. (Photo - Robin Work/KidneyMarch)
Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
Landdyn Diplock is presented with a gift card for new hockey equipment by Quesnel Kangaroos captain Alessio Tomassetti Saturday, Jan. 8. The 11-year-old had lost his hockey equipment in a recent house fire. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel family recovering after fire severely damages home

Fundraising efforts from the community are underway for Lisa Diplock and her family

Landdyn Diplock is presented with a gift card for new hockey equipment by Quesnel Kangaroos captain Alessio Tomassetti Saturday, Jan. 8. The 11-year-old had lost his hockey equipment in a recent house fire. (Photo submitted)
Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)
Honey Affleck, Kay Honour, Tammy Burrows and Susan MacNeill of the Christmas Belles showed holiday spirit through their COVID-19 safety gear. The group was giving out Christmas dinner hampers on Monday, Dec. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Giving back to those who need it in Quesnel

The Christmas Belles gave out hampers on Dec. 20

Honey Affleck, Kay Honour, Tammy Burrows and Susan MacNeill of the Christmas Belles showed holiday spirit through their COVID-19 safety gear. The group was giving out Christmas dinner hampers on Monday, Dec. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
All the fix’ins for a Christmas Dinner will be handed out in Quesnel at St. John the Divine Anglican Church on Dec. 20. (File Photo)

Quesnel’s Christmas Belles preparing for dinner

The Anglican Church will be giving out all the fix’ins for a Christmas Dinner on Dec. 20

  • Dec 18, 2021
All the fix’ins for a Christmas Dinner will be handed out in Quesnel at St. John the Divine Anglican Church on Dec. 20. (File Photo)
Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)
Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area charities get $55K funding boost thanks to strong RV sales

Chemo RV donated $250 from sales to 6 charities in Quesnel, Williams Lake and Prince George

Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel hosting clothing drive tonight

The group will be accepting donations at the Maple Park Mall parking lot starting at 4 p.m.

Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)
Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel Hike for Hospice celebrates results of first virtual event

The Hike for Hospice hosted a successful virtual event in May

  • Sep 26, 2021
Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. (Photo Submitted)