Charity and Donations

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge company shovels driveways for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected almost $7,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

 

Christmas Haven volunteers Corisa Bell and Alyson Cuthbertson. (Facebook)

Christmas Haven returns to Maple Ridge with Dec. 24 celebration

Back in-person, to make sure nobody has to spend Christmas Eve alone

 

The MRSS choir sings during the drive-thru toy donation event. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge Secondary students doing annual toy drive

Donate new, unwrapped toys at the school office until Nov. 29

 

Students from Eric Langton Elementary School collect their bags of nutritious snacks from the Starfish Pack Program and bring them back to school, where they will be stored for students in need until the following Thursday. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows student charity in desperate need of funding

The local Starfish Pack Program helps feed more than 200 students over the weekends

Students from Eric Langton Elementary School collect their bags of nutritious snacks from the Starfish Pack Program and bring them back to school, where they will be stored for students in need until the following Thursday. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey presented a framed Noah Jersey to Noah’s family during the 2021 Noah Trulsen charity game. (Lorraine Trulsen/Special to The News)

Noah Trulsen memorial game in Maple Ridge seeks more players and volunteers

The Nov. 12 annual charity hockey game and dinner raised $9,000 last year

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey presented a framed Noah Jersey to Noah’s family during the 2021 Noah Trulsen charity game. (Lorraine Trulsen/Special to The News)
Insiyah Dharsee, 15, donated 15 iPads to vulnerable youth living at Cornerstone Landing in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: 15-year-old donates iPads to vulnerable youth in Maple Ridge

Donation will help those living in subsidized housing at Cornerstone Landing to achieve independence

Insiyah Dharsee, 15, donated 15 iPads to vulnerable youth living at Cornerstone Landing in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Spirit on Stoney Ave. has gathered nearly $5,000 in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2020. (Spirit on Stoney Ave. Facebook/Special to The News)

Meet the scariest fundraiser in Maple Ridge

Spirit on Stoney Ave. runs every night until Halloween

Spirit on Stoney Ave. has gathered nearly $5,000 in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2020. (Spirit on Stoney Ave. Facebook/Special to The News)
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MacKenzie Scott donates $84.5 million to Girl Scouts

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA…

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Alma and Ron Jones in front of plaque commemorating their donation for the new telemetry unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Jones family give Maple Ridge hospital the gift of cardiac care

Ron and Alma Jones Foundation donated $200,000 for new telemetry unit

Alma and Ron Jones in front of plaque commemorating their donation for the new telemetry unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
John McKweon has been decorating his house for Halloween and accepting food bank donations for years, but introduces new additions each year. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Spooky Maple Ridge home provides scares for charity

John McKweon has been collecting food bank donations at his scary home for years

John McKweon has been decorating his house for Halloween and accepting food bank donations for years, but introduces new additions each year. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Volunteers with Bouquets for Baba give out flowers to those in hospice, seniors in long-term care, or those in palliative care, to put smiles on their faces. (Bouquets for Baba Facebook/Special to The News)

1,000 floral bouquets needed to put smiles on faces of Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows residents

Bouquets for Baba Thanksgiving campaign deadline is Sunday, Oct. 9

Volunteers with Bouquets for Baba give out flowers to those in hospice, seniors in long-term care, or those in palliative care, to put smiles on their faces. (Bouquets for Baba Facebook/Special to The News)
For the first Just Play! event held from July 9-10, Brett Sonne (right) gave all donations to KidSport BC. (Brett Sonne PREC Facebook/Special to The News)

Just Play! brings charitable hockey to Pitt Meadows

Former professional hockey player Brett Sonne will be hosting the event on Nov. 10

For the first Just Play! event held from July 9-10, Brett Sonne (right) gave all donations to KidSport BC. (Brett Sonne PREC Facebook/Special to The News)
Diabetes Canada reports that 11 million Canadians suffer from diabetes or prediabetes and can benefit from the good done by their curbside drop-off clothing donation events. (The News)

Drive-thru clothing donation event in Pitt Meadows this weekend

Donations will be accepted Saturday morning with all proceeds going to Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada reports that 11 million Canadians suffer from diabetes or prediabetes and can benefit from the good done by their curbside drop-off clothing donation events. (The News)
Maple Ridge will be one of 19 communities across B.C. to host a Super Walk event this Sunday. (THE NEWS/files)

Parkinson Super Walk coming Sunday in Maple Ridge

Raising funds and awareness about Parkinson’s Disease

Maple Ridge will be one of 19 communities across B.C. to host a Super Walk event this Sunday. (THE NEWS/files)
Ridge Meadows RCMP will start accepting Lunches for Learners donations on Thursday at Save on Foods to finish up this brand new two-day charity event. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

New Lunches for Learners program collects donations for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows students

Ridge Meadows RCMP and Friends in Need Food Bank have created a two-day charity event

Ridge Meadows RCMP will start accepting Lunches for Learners donations on Thursday at Save on Foods to finish up this brand new two-day charity event. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Vanna White

‘Bingo on steroids’ event to bring Vanna White to Vancouver arena to raise money for 6 B.C. charities

Biggest payouts in B.C. bingo history are promised at the event, Oct. 1-2

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Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A participant flashed a V for victory sign as the Fraser Valley MS Walk got underway in Langley City’s Douglas Park on Sunday, May 29. 97 participants raised more than $31,000. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Walk against MS raises more than $31K in Fraser Valley

First in-person event since pandemic merged regional walks into one

A participant flashed a V for victory sign as the Fraser Valley MS Walk got underway in Langley City’s Douglas Park on Sunday, May 29. 97 participants raised more than $31,000. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Coffee farmers in Uganda, who work with Kingsley Griffin enjoying the first batch of coffee that they all grew together. (Contributed photo)

‘Labour of love’: White Rock company selling coffee from and for Uganda

Charity event to raise money to build school library in Uganda set for June 11 to 12

Coffee farmers in Uganda, who work with Kingsley Griffin enjoying the first batch of coffee that they all grew together. (Contributed photo)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)