Charity and Donations

RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty donated $3,500 to the Christmas Hamper Society. (Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society/Special to The News)

Christmas hamper deadline extended for residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Anyone needing help needs to get in touch with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society

 

Heather Walker, development coordinator at Community Services, is hoping the community will support their annual auction. (Community Services/Special to The News)

Largest auction fundraiser for Maple Ridge charity moved online

More than 100 items to bid on to support Community Services

 

Locally the Starfish Pack program currently delivers 125 backpacks to 15 schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (The News/files)

Christmas plants to benefit hungry children in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Meadow Ridge Rotary Christmas Plant sale to raise money for the Starfish Backpack Program

 

Ridge Meadows Hospice Society wants people to light up their virtual Christmas tree. (Special to The News)

Light a tree for the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society

Society hopes to raise $1,000 through online fundraiser

  • Nov 27, 2020
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society wants people to light up their virtual Christmas tree. (Special to The News)
Matthew Goncalves is fixing up as many bikes as possible for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. (Matthew Goncalves/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge cycling enthusiast giving the gift of riding to others

Matthew Goncalves, 17, is fixing up bicycles to give to the Christmas Hamper Society

Matthew Goncalves is fixing up as many bikes as possible for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. (Matthew Goncalves/Special to The News)
Students at Meadowridge did fundraising over Halloween to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. (Special to The News)

Meadowridge students give gifts for children abroad

Maple Ridge school filled more than 60 boxes for Operation Christmas Child

  • Nov 23, 2020
Students at Meadowridge did fundraising over Halloween to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. (Special to The News)
Pet portrait, watercolour on paper, August 2019. (Animal Aid and Welfare Club/Special to The News)

Westview students painting pet portraits for animal rescue

Portraits of pets, humans and also unique Christmas cards being sold to benefit International Animal Rescue

Pet portrait, watercolour on paper, August 2019. (Animal Aid and Welfare Club/Special to The News)
Christmas clothing and household goods giveaway to take place Dec. 12. (Ernie Jantzen/Special to The News)

Household goods Christmas giveaway coming to Maple Ridge

Giveaway will include clothing, linen, toys, books, shoes and small household appliances

Christmas clothing and household goods giveaway to take place Dec. 12. (Ernie Jantzen/Special to The News)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A girl in Costa Rica holds her Operation Christmas Child shoebox in a reusable bag made by inmates at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Barb Gustafson/Special to The News)

Boxes still available to fill for Ridge Meadows Operation Christmas Child

Drop-off for Operation Christmas Child will take place Nov. 16-22

A girl in Costa Rica holds her Operation Christmas Child shoebox in a reusable bag made by inmates at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Barb Gustafson/Special to The News)
Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)
A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)

Narwhal tusk discovered in Calgary Goodwill pile to be donated to university

The tusk had federal hunting tags from 1978 attached that say animal was harvested from the central Arctic

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)
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The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs fly masks for their horses. (Special to The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)

Horse fly masks needed for Maple Ridge therapeutic riding organization

The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs masks to let their horses graze

  • Aug 13, 2020
The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs fly masks for their horses. (Special to The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)
Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy

Imagine Canada, a charity itself, has calculated the COVID-19 pandemic will cut donations by up to $6 billion this year

Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)
A person tees off at Golden Eagle Golf Club recently. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
A person tees off at Golden Eagle Golf Club recently. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)

Tribute bands rally to raise cash for charities in online festival June 27

‘Together we can show everyone the Canadian Spirit is alive and well in these difficult times’

The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)
Hospital thrift store closing its doors in Maple Ridge

Hospital thrift store closing its doors in Maple Ridge

Hundreds of thousands raised over decades for Ridge Meadows Hospital

Hospital thrift store closing its doors in Maple Ridge
Sophie Sparrow, with Alouette River Management Society, takes a water sample. THE NEWS/files

Anonymous donor gives $10,000 to ARMS in Maple Ridge

The Alouette River Management Society has 10,000 chances to win the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Sophie Sparrow, with Alouette River Management Society, takes a water sample. THE NEWS/files
From left, Noeleen and Naomi Corr and Carol Warner Kerr, who raised $1,100 for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Contributed)

Thousands raised for food bank by caring individuals in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

One family raised $1,100 by making angel keychains and another raised $3,200 by making face masks

From left, Noeleen and Naomi Corr and Carol Warner Kerr, who raised $1,100 for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Contributed)