Charity and Donations

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

 

Members of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation Ernie Daykin (left), Nikki Nevison (second from right) and Roger Cummings presented a cheque for $5,000 to North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association board members Lisa Couture (second from left) and Lisa Parker, and their newest horse Fjiona. (Facebook/Special to the News)

Maple Ridge Community Foundation supports riding group

$5,000 donation helps North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association

 

Kanaka Creek elementary winning Grade 2/3 class who collected 540 non-perishable food for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows schools raise thousands for local food bank

Almost 13,000 pounds of food was collected and more than $5,000

Kanaka Creek elementary winning Grade 2/3 class who collected 540 non-perishable food for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
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)
Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford students’ Red Cross donation for flood recovery tops $21K

Pair’s GoFundMe campaign matched by provincial and federal governments

Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)
Norma Jean Neale and Ed Kazmir will be offering warm clothes and blankets for the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge couple to spend Christmas helping homeless

Offering blankets and winter clothes to street people downtown

Norma Jean Neale and Ed Kazmir will be offering warm clothes and blankets for the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)

Boy, 8, crafts clay Christmas trees and raises $3,500 for Abbotsford search-and-rescue team

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue visits Gavin King of Coquitlam to thank him

Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP will be doing their annual Cram the Cruiser benefit for the Friends in Need Food Bank on Tuesday morning. (Ridge Meadows RCMP Facebook/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP invite public to Cram the Cruiser

Benefit Tuesday morning for Friends in Need Food Bank

The Ridge Meadows RCMP will be doing their annual Cram the Cruiser benefit for the Friends in Need Food Bank on Tuesday morning. (Ridge Meadows RCMP Facebook/Special to The News)
Laura Butler, executive director of Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, receives a cheque for $25,000 from Rob Jeeves with the Drive for the Cure Foundation. (Special to The News)

Hospital foundation in Maple Ridge receives $25,000

Donation made by the Drive for the Cure Foundation

Laura Butler, executive director of Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, receives a cheque for $25,000 from Rob Jeeves with the Drive for the Cure Foundation. (Special to The News)
The Fraser Valley Toy Drive took place at at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Toy Drive in Abbotsford supports Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Cash and toy donations will go to communities throughout the region

The Fraser Valley Toy Drive took place at at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
Ron Jones high fives his son Scott as they announce the last Founder’s Cup Charity Golf Tournament in 2019, and celebrate 25 years of fundraising. (Special to The News)

Popular Maple Ridge charity raising money for flood relief

Ron Jones’ Founder’s Cup foundation will also support local charities

Ron Jones high fives his son Scott as they announce the last Founder’s Cup Charity Golf Tournament in 2019, and celebrate 25 years of fundraising. (Special to The News)
Bev Brown receives a bouquet from her granddaughter Amy Pridday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Bouquets for Baba looking for Christmas donors

Bouquets for Baba provides bouquets to seniors living in long-term, palliative or hospice care

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Bev Brown receives a bouquet from her granddaughter Amy Pridday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)

Toy drive to help flood-ravaged cities in joint effort by Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Dec. 11 event aimed at ensuring every kid has something under the tree at Christmas

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed 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)
Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)

Toy run to remember man killed at Christmas Eve party 10 years ago in Surrey

‘We decide to give back in a bigger way to kids,’ says Bradley McPherson’s mother

Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)
Aboriginal Education students Sophia Augustine and Zachary Aiken are among those organizing a toy drop to help families in need at Christmas. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Toy drop at Maple Ridge secondary coming up

Drop off new toys or gift cards for local families in need

Aboriginal Education students Sophia Augustine and Zachary Aiken are among those organizing a toy drop to help families in need at Christmas. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Coats for Kids campaign can be accessed at The Brickwater in Maple Ridge.

Drop off warm clothes for youth at Maple Ridge development

The Brickwater supports Coats for Kids campaign

Coats for Kids campaign can be accessed at The Brickwater in Maple Ridge.
Riley Jonatschick, front, who lives with muscular dystrophy, helped Pitt Meadows firefighters, from left, Carlos Campos,Brandon D’Appolonia, Jordan Boratto, Kullin Merilees, Marv Magnison, Jaswin Singhwere, raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows firefighters shake boots for those with muscular dystrophy

Raise more than $8,000 for people living with the disorder

Riley Jonatschick, front, who lives with muscular dystrophy, helped Pitt Meadows firefighters, from left, Carlos Campos,Brandon D’Appolonia, Jordan Boratto, Kullin Merilees, Marv Magnison, Jaswin Singhwere, raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living music therapist Birgit Giesser with one of her students during a pandemic drive-by session. (Contributed)

MusiCounts grants thousands in instruments for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows non-profit

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living is one of 33 organizations to benefit

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living music therapist Birgit Giesser with one of her students during a pandemic drive-by session. (Contributed)