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A Salvation Army kettle donation stand with no volunteer on a busy Saturday morning. Volunteers have been hard to find for the organization. (Rebecca Willson/ Salmon Arm Observer)

Salvation Army kettle donations way down as Christmas arrives

Severe winter weather may be causing the decline, but online donations can keep the magic flowing

 

Markus Meyer, the group's Beaver Leader, holds a box of socks collected for the drive. (Courtesy of Sandra Meyer)

Esquimalt youth sock the competition with a snowball fight – and donations

The 14th JDF Scouting Group collected socks for those in need, having fun while they helped

 

The Campbell River Food Bank's staff is small and mighty, but Manager Joanne Watson says they need more as they head into the holidays and 2023. Pictured here are Volunteers (Left to Right): Cynthia Barnes,warehouse manager Josh Orwin, manager Jo Watson, Annie Hildebrand, Sandra Rushton, Anatolii Samoilyk, and Driver Ross Milnthrop. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Food Bank manager sees tough road ahead of the holidays

Uptick in renters, double income families and seniors relying on Food Bank

The Campbell River Food Bank's staff is small and mighty, but Manager Joanne Watson says they need more as they head into the holidays and 2023. Pictured here are Volunteers (Left to Right): Cynthia Barnes,warehouse manager Josh Orwin, manager Jo Watson, Annie Hildebrand, Sandra Rushton, Anatolii Samoilyk, and Driver Ross Milnthrop. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for a new exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to float planes during the 1950s

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 student Sophia Benables and Grade 9 student Jess Keep show off some of the food donations collected by them and their classmates ahead of Thursday’s (Nov. 10) community food drive in support of the Goldstream Food Bank. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Belmont students collect food donations for Goldstream Food Bank

The Fall Food Drive is usually part of the 10,000 Tonight initiative, but was split off this year

Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 student Sophia Benables and Grade 9 student Jess Keep show off some of the food donations collected by them and their classmates ahead of Thursday’s (Nov. 10) community food drive in support of the Goldstream Food Bank. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Shelbourne Community Kitchen has launched its ‘Double Your Impact’ fundraising campaign, which thanks to an anonymous donor will see all donations up to $50,000 matched until the end of November. (Shelbourne Community Kitchen/Facebook)

Saanich community kitchen launches double-value fundraiser

All monetary donations made until the end of November will be matched, up to $50,000

The Shelbourne Community Kitchen has launched its ‘Double Your Impact’ fundraising campaign, which thanks to an anonymous donor will see all donations up to $50,000 matched until the end of November. (Shelbourne Community Kitchen/Facebook)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
Wild ARC is putting the call out for cedar branch donations to help them make wildlife enclosures feel more natural for their furry and feathered patients. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Got extra tree branches to spare? Wild ARC looking to make animal enclosures

The Metchosin wildlife rehabilitation centre uses the branches in their animal enclosures

Wild ARC is putting the call out for cedar branch donations to help them make wildlife enclosures feel more natural for their furry and feathered patients. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
Donations of menstrual products will be accepted at the Victoria Youth Council organized Let it Flow event at the Esquimalt High parking lot this Saturday (May 28). (Stock photo)

Let it Flow donation drive aims to raise awareness about period poverty in Victoria

Menstrual product donations accepted May 28 at Esquimalt High

Donations of menstrual products will be accepted at the Victoria Youth Council organized Let it Flow event at the Esquimalt High parking lot this Saturday (May 28). (Stock photo)
Pets receive basic care during Helping Paws clinic hours at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Photos by Courtenay Large)

Non-profit animal clinic in Nanaimo receives donation of 500 pet microchips

Helping Paws also provides health check-ups and flea prevention

Pets receive basic care during Helping Paws clinic hours at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Photos by Courtenay Large)
Fire gear that was donated to Ukraine. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

Port Hardy donates firefighter gear to help out Ukraine

The District of Port Hardy quickly and proudly stepped up to answer the call

Fire gear that was donated to Ukraine. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

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After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Bernadette Brown at the Baldwin grand piano she donated to the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Piano donation to theatre a grand gesture

Playbill pianist’s gift comes at a time when it’s needed the most

Bernadette Brown at the Baldwin grand piano she donated to the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jens and Nelly Heyduck, owners and designers at Ahoy Bags, wave special edition sailcloth bags created to show solidarity with Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

West Coast businesses step up to help Ukraine

“Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people and their suffering”

Jens and Nelly Heyduck, owners and designers at Ahoy Bags, wave special edition sailcloth bags created to show solidarity with Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Thierry Fitaire (from left to right),  Mayor Barb Desjardins, Nikki Neff of Esquimalt Neighborhood House and Simon Manchip help unpack trucks full of supplies. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House refills emergency pantry with help from township

Esquimalt Township’s annual food drive brought in nearly 5 vans full of supplies for the charity

Thierry Fitaire (from left to right),  Mayor Barb Desjardins, Nikki Neff of Esquimalt Neighborhood House and Simon Manchip help unpack trucks full of supplies. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Esquimalt food bank straining under unprecedented, pandemic-fueled ‘tidal wave’

Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen is seeing new clients every day, including those who used to donate

Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP will be in front of the Langford Real Canadian Super Store location on Sunday collecting food donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. (West Shore RCMP/Twitter)

West Shore RCMP aims to fill canoe, police cruisers with food this weekend

All food collected in front of the Langford Superstore will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank

The West Shore RCMP will be in front of the Langford Real Canadian Super Store location on Sunday collecting food donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. (West Shore RCMP/Twitter)