Charity and Donations

Rob Barron’s reputation for teaching kids to ride a bike in no time at all is growing. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Langford bike shop owner helping kids learn how to ride

Re-Buy-Cycle Shop’s Rob Barron has offered free lessons to kids for past five years

 

A May food drive organized by students at Stelly’s Secondary School collected more than 19,000 non-perishable food items from across Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Ryan Braun)

Student-led food drive in Central Saanich sets new record

Stelly’s students organize May 5 event, over 19,000 food items collected

 

Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall inspires others, aims to invest in himself

VIU honour student with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy seeks help achieving big dreams

 

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo bakery earns more for charity than any other Cobs Bread in Canada

Terminal Park location raises $22,000 for Loaves and Fishes food bank

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)
A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria petting zoo optimistic about future after 13 months closed

Public helps non-profit Beacon Hill Children’s Farm with nearly $100,000 influx

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.

Quadra Island man to run 160 km to raise funds for alternative cancer care

‘I feel like I need to be in pain to raise the money… I can’t do something that’s easy’ — Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.
This Saturday, the Esquimalt Lions Club is collecting donations of toys and other items to be passed on to children being cared for at the Victoria General Hospital pediatric ward. (Pixabay photo)

Esquimalt Lions Club gathers toys for kids at Victoria General Hospital

COVID-19 protocols saw communal toys put away in VGH pediatric ward

  • Mar 27, 2021
This Saturday, the Esquimalt Lions Club is collecting donations of toys and other items to be passed on to children being cared for at the Victoria General Hospital pediatric ward. (Pixabay photo)
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Island walk to help homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run, centre, make much-needed donations to the ADSS Breakfast Club, Eighth Avenue Learning Centre and Alberni Women and Community Services Society (ACAWS). (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni Toy Run teddy bears the gift that keeps on giving

School, outreach programs receive much-needed donations from Toy Run

Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run, centre, make much-needed donations to the ADSS Breakfast Club, Eighth Avenue Learning Centre and Alberni Women and Community Services Society (ACAWS). (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Victoria Admirals U-13 hockey team is the 2021 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup champion. (Facebook/Victoria Admirals)

Victoria Admirals win public’s hearts, capture 2021 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup

Minor hockey team wins $100,000 for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

  • Mar 20, 2021
The Victoria Admirals U-13 hockey team is the 2021 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup champion. (Facebook/Victoria Admirals)
Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.

Campbell River teachers make beaded lanyards to secure masks and feed homeless

Loril Vining and Tara Mellstrom’s customized and stylish lanyards raise money for Campbell River charity

Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring Island shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
The Habitat Acquisition Trust has secured a biodiverse 23-hectare parcel of land in Highlands through a donation from Anne and Jim Ganns, who owned the property for 50 years. (Photo by Todd Carnahan/Courtesy Habitat Acquisition Trust)

23-hectare land donation in Highlands extends permanent habitat protection

Anne and Jim Ganns pass on property purchased 50 years ago to the Habitat Acquisition Trust

The Habitat Acquisition Trust has secured a biodiverse 23-hectare parcel of land in Highlands through a donation from Anne and Jim Ganns, who owned the property for 50 years. (Photo by Todd Carnahan/Courtesy Habitat Acquisition Trust)
Members of the Victoria Admirals U-13 hockey team are vying to earn $100,000 for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island in the 2021 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. (YouTube/Gord Rufh-Victoria Admirals)

Victoria-Esquimalt minor hockey team named finalist for B.C. for Good Deeds Cup

Public can now vote for U-13 Admirals; video pitch for charity one of11 Canadian finalists

  • Feb 17, 2021
Members of the Victoria Admirals U-13 hockey team are vying to earn $100,000 for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island in the 2021 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. (YouTube/Gord Rufh-Victoria Admirals)
Paige Karczynski is the new executive director of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Photo submitted)

Providing hospice in a time of pandemic

Vancouver Island hospices forced to adapt during a time when grief counselling greatly needed

Paige Karczynski is the new executive director of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Photo submitted)
The Salvation Army’s 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign includes a new $5 tap feature for pandemic-friendly donations. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

EDITORIAL: Alberni Valley steps up in time of need

There are a lot of ways the outside world interprets Port Alberni…

The Salvation Army’s 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign includes a new $5 tap feature for pandemic-friendly donations. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Myla Bui holds up one of the paper cranes she made which have raised $31,031 for the Help Fill A Dream Foundation. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Cut out for this: sister of Leila Bui helps sick kids with 1,001 cranes each

Young Saanich philanthropist raises $31,031 for sick kids, folds thousands of paper cranes

Myla Bui holds up one of the paper cranes she made which have raised $31,031 for the Help Fill A Dream Foundation. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The 13th annual Cool Aid Coat Drive, on through Jan. 15, 2021, seeks donations of warm clothing items for passing along to people in need. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)

Cool Aid coat drive keeps Victoria’s vulnerable residents warmer

Donate your unused coats, jackets, gloves, mittens and sweaters by Jan. 15

The 13th annual Cool Aid Coat Drive, on through Jan. 15, 2021, seeks donations of warm clothing items for passing along to people in need. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)
A window display at Lucid earlier this year, with paintings by Andrea Thomas. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Foundation offers thanks for nearly $700,000 in COVID-19 relief

Local fundraising and federal money supported Nanaimo Community Response Fund in 2020

A window display at Lucid earlier this year, with paintings by Andrea Thomas. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jacob Stockton and Brett Wildeman, owners of JB Everything At Your Service, display donations they received from family, friends and employers. (Facebook photo)
Jacob Stockton and Brett Wildeman, owners of JB Everything At Your Service, display donations they received from family, friends and employers. (Facebook photo)