Donation

Goldstream Food Bank Society volunteer Petra Benbow, left, president Gayle Ireland and volunteer Cynthia Fizzard show off a fully loaded shopping cart similar to the Christmas hampers the organization will soon be giving out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It means a great deal:’ Goldstream food bank busy preparing Christmas hampers

The holiday meal-themed hampers will also include gift cards to buy a turkey and toys for the kids

Goldstream Food Bank Society volunteer Petra Benbow, left, president Gayle Ireland and volunteer Cynthia Fizzard show off a fully loaded shopping cart similar to the Christmas hampers the organization will soon be giving out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
From left: Maylin Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Brylee Apted show off the girls’ 2021 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Metchosin girls sell $1,040 in paintings to help Langford Legion

This is the sixth year in a row the three sisters have raised money to support veterans

From left: Maylin Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Brylee Apted show off the girls’ 2021 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Engine 11 drives past the pediatric unit of Victoria General Hospital. The Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria announced a 10-year pledge of $250,000 to the unit. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria pledge half a million for Victoria’s sick children

Announcement came with a drive past Victoria General’s pediatric unit

Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Engine 11 drives past the pediatric unit of Victoria General Hospital. The Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria announced a 10-year pledge of $250,000 to the unit. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program helps organizations get back on track financially after being impacted by the pandemic. (Pexels photo)

Victoria Foundation distributes $3.13 million to 142 organizations on south Island, Gulf Islands

Financial aid will support vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic

Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program helps organizations get back on track financially after being impacted by the pandemic. (Pexels photo)
Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Oak Bay artist leaves land to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Respect a key to transitioning home to Indigenous group’s use

Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)

Estate of Victoria High School alum donates $123,000 to fund post-secondary studies

Laura Gardom’s son says not being able to carry on her studies was a lifelong regret

The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Vancouver businessman and activist Wayne Crookes donated $1.875 million to the University of Victoria to support environmental and climate journalism. (Photo credit: Martin Roland)

University of Victoria receives $1.875 million donation for environmental journalism

Money donated by Vancouver businessman and activist, Wayne Crookes

Vancouver businessman and activist Wayne Crookes donated $1.875 million to the University of Victoria to support environmental and climate journalism. (Photo credit: Martin Roland)
Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

It’s Critical hospital campaign gets $2.65M donation to advance Victoria critical care

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation get campaign close to $7M goal

Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Howie Meeker, left, and wife, Leah Meeker, at The Old School House Arts Centre during Meeker’s 90th birthday in 2013. (Photo submitted)
Howie Meeker, left, and wife, Leah Meeker, at The Old School House Arts Centre during Meeker’s 90th birthday in 2013. (Photo submitted)
Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, accepts a $15,000 cheque from Shane Bennett, London Drugs’ manager for Vancouver Island and B.C. Interior. Also pictured Bill Robinson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district trustee. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Retired Netflix exec from Nanaimo donates to two area non-profit groups

Schools foundation and child development centre in Nanaimo to benefit with $15K each

Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, accepts a $15,000 cheque from Shane Bennett, London Drugs’ manager for Vancouver Island and B.C. Interior. Also pictured Bill Robinson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district trustee. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 hall in Nanaimo on July 26. (Submitted photo)

Military police motorcycle relay roars across Vancouver Island

National fundraising ride visited Mt. Benson legion en route to Lantzville and Campbell River

The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 hall in Nanaimo on July 26. (Submitted photo)
Paula Lucas and her family have lost everything after a fire in the unit next to theirs at Dogwood Apartments was destroyed by fire on June 28, 2020. A family friend has started a Go Fund Me account to help Lucas relocate. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island family loses everything after house fire next door

Friends of Paula and Clifford Lucas are raising funds to help the young family

Paula Lucas and her family have lost everything after a fire in the unit next to theirs at Dogwood Apartments was destroyed by fire on June 28, 2020. A family friend has started a Go Fund Me account to help Lucas relocate. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Six-year-old Carter snapped this shot of his philanthropic fishing teammates Johnny, Makayla and Rhea beaming with well-earned pride behind the catch that they donated to the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department. (Carter Nikiforuk photo)

Volunteer firefighters net fishy donation from good-hearted neighbours

“There are a lot of people without work right now.”

Six-year-old Carter snapped this shot of his philanthropic fishing teammates Johnny, Makayla and Rhea beaming with well-earned pride behind the catch that they donated to the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department. (Carter Nikiforuk photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police rescue man with arm caught in donation bin

Many in search of clean clothing as pandemic closes shelters, thrift stores

(Black Press Media file photo)