Charity and Donations

Hanging flower baskets will be on sale for $25 each at the gravel lot beside the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre this weekend. (City of Pitt Meadows/ Twitter)

Pitt Meadows Lions Club host drive thru hanging basket fundraiser

Baskets will be sold Saturday and Sunday at gravel lot beside rec centre.

 

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for Ridge Meadows babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

 

A Multicultural Women’s group at the Family Education and Support Centre where women from very different parts of the world get together to learn about each other’s culture by cooking on Zoom. “We can build intercultural trust when we learn from each other,” said Carolina Echeverri, Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat at the centre. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows groups receive funds to combat racism

192 organizations across B.C. received part of $1.2 million for their anti-racism initiatives

A Multicultural Women’s group at the Family Education and Support Centre where women from very different parts of the world get together to learn about each other’s culture by cooking on Zoom. “We can build intercultural trust when we learn from each other,” said Carolina Echeverri, Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat at the centre. (Special to The News)
Staff members from the Westminster Savings downtown Maple Ridge location including from left – Kim Borthwick, branch manager Shiela Guinan and Parita Patel – hand Ineke Boekhorst, with the Starfish Pack Program, a cheque for $2,300. (Special to The News)

Thousands donated to help hungry students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Westminster Savings staff raised the money for the Starfish Pack Program

Staff members from the Westminster Savings downtown Maple Ridge location including from left – Kim Borthwick, branch manager Shiela Guinan and Parita Patel – hand Ineke Boekhorst, with the Starfish Pack Program, a cheque for $2,300. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxillary gift shop. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxiliary donates 30K to hospital foundation

Big contribution provided despite thrift store shutting down; gift shop closed for eight months

Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxillary gift shop. (Special to The News)
Terry Becker was the last person listed as the president of the Pitt Meadows Community Foundation. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows Community Foundation foundering

Charity status revoked, now facing dissolution

Terry Becker was the last person listed as the president of the Pitt Meadows Community Foundation. (The News files)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
A boy watches the 9th annual Rotary Duck Race in Maple Ridge Park on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Rotary to hold duckless duck race in Maple Ridge

Ducks on sale now for 10th annual event

A boy watches the 9th annual Rotary Duck Race in Maple Ridge Park on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Food For The Soul Project Society raised $4,960 during the Coldest Night of the Year event on Feb. 20. (Coldest Night of the Year/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge charity raises thousands at Coldest Night of the Year walk

Food For The Soul Project Society raised $4,960 for their food program

Food For The Soul Project Society raised $4,960 during the Coldest Night of the Year event on Feb. 20. (Coldest Night of the Year/Special to The News)
Tanner and Janel Currie were sledding in the Hunters Ridge area near Enderby when Tanner was in an accident that resulted in one of his legs being amputated. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to support the family. (GoFundMe/Tara Stroup photo)

Man’s life-changing injury from snowmobile crash near Enderby spurs fundraiser

More than $30,000 raised in just one day after GoFundMe page went live

Tanner and Janel Currie were sledding in the Hunters Ridge area near Enderby when Tanner was in an accident that resulted in one of his legs being amputated. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to support the family. (GoFundMe/Tara Stroup photo)
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society volunteer Jill Constable. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospice celebrating 25 years

Celebratory White Dove Dinner raising money for support and grief programs

Ridge Meadows Hospice Society volunteer Jill Constable. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Branch of the SPCA received a donation of over $4,500 from B$F Automotive. (Special to The News)

Business hosts New Year’s Eve fundraiser for SPCA

Donates more than $4,500 to Maple Ridge branch

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Maple Ridge Branch of the SPCA received a donation of over $4,500 from B$F Automotive. (Special to The News)
Donors hang socks, gloves and other warming items on the sock tree. (Special to The News)

Whonnock’s sock tree still available for donations

Warm donations will be given to those in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Donors hang socks, gloves and other warming items on the sock tree. (Special to The News)
Members of the Ridge Meadows South Asian Cultural Society presented a cheque for $12,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The NEWS)

South Asian cultural society makes large donation

More than $3,000 to food bank recently, $12,000 to hospital foundation

Members of the Ridge Meadows South Asian Cultural Society presented a cheque for $12,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The NEWS)
Whonnock Roofing helped to raise more than $7,000 for the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries by manning kettles, and then offering a cheque matching the amount donated. (Special to The News)

Roofers raise funds for Salvation Army Ridge Meadows

Whonnock Roofing takes kettle shifts, matches donations

Whonnock Roofing helped to raise more than $7,000 for the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries by manning kettles, and then offering a cheque matching the amount donated. (Special to The News)
Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford wildlife centre joins laundry list of groups suffering financially due to pandemic

Centre desperately in need of new outbuildings to house and care for small creatures

Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
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

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

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

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