Charity and Donations

Performer Blake Elliott presented a cheque for $10,000 from the ‘mister Blake foundation’ to Refresh Mobile Shower Ministry’s Bill Keyes in Abbotsford on Jan. 19. The ministry provides showers in a mobile unit to the unhoused, in partnership with other service providers in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Mobile shower ministry gets big boost to continue work in Fraser Valley

Abbotsford-based group has provided 2,600 showers to people in need since 2019

 

Sustain presented the Kimmunity Angels Society with a cheque at a Tim Hortons in Terrace, Jan. 12. Left to right: Gerry Johnson, Parrish Miller, Dustin Burns, Kristie Ebeling and Josh Bolen. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Rockers raise money for local families’ medication

The band also gave away instruments to youth in the community

 

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Volunteer Kristen Dediluke, RCMP Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin and volunteer Sharon VandeVelde with one of the emergency services vehicles loaded with food at the Dec. 10 Cram the Cruiser event in Terrace. (Staff photo)

Cruisers crammed with food for those less fortunate

It’s the 12th year for the RCMP-sponsored event

Volunteer Kristen Dediluke, RCMP Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin and volunteer Sharon VandeVelde with one of the emergency services vehicles loaded with food at the Dec. 10 Cram the Cruiser event in Terrace. (Staff photo)
Briana Greer (left) in Terrace with her mother, Sheila Myshrall, who urgently needs a kidney transplant. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Daughter hopes for ‘Christmas miracle’ as Terrace mom’s kidney fails

Briana Greer hopes to save mom on B.C. kidney waiting list

Briana Greer (left) in Terrace with her mother, Sheila Myshrall, who urgently needs a kidney transplant. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Terrace Team Red lined up during their tournament, Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. (Photo contributed)

U13 hockey tournament hosts collect donations for food bank

The local teams coordinated to address the need they see in their community

Terrace Team Red lined up during their tournament, Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. (Photo contributed)
Indie, a two-year-old border collie-Australian shepherd cross from Nanaimo, is being featured with 14 other pets from across Canada in Bosley’s by Pet Valu’s 2023 calendar, which raises money to help homeless pets. (Brittni Panter photo)

Vancouver Island dog is ‘Miss August’ in national fundraiser calendar

Bosley’s by Pet Valu chooses photograph of Indie taken in Nanaimo

  • Dec 12, 2022
Indie, a two-year-old border collie-Australian shepherd cross from Nanaimo, is being featured with 14 other pets from across Canada in Bosley’s by Pet Valu’s 2023 calendar, which raises money to help homeless pets. (Brittni Panter photo)
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)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

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)
Santa proved popular for selfies with people attending the Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 Festival of Trees at Heritage Park Museum. (Staff photo)

Festival of Trees boosts surgical purchase goal

Equipment to assist area’s plastic surgeon

Santa proved popular for selfies with people attending the Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 Festival of Trees at Heritage Park Museum. (Staff photo)
Salvation Army captain Sabrina Silvey and Salvation Army worker Cyrus Morrison at one of four Christmas kettle locations in Terrace. (Staff photo)

Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign underway

Kettles located at Safeway, Walmart, Canadian Tire and the Royal Bank

Salvation Army captain Sabrina Silvey and Salvation Army worker Cyrus Morrison at one of four Christmas kettle locations in Terrace. (Staff photo)
Rylin Kumpolt, 12, wheels in another load of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes being assembled at the Terrace Pentecostal Assembly Nov. 10. Organizers expect approximately 1,000 shoeboxes packed with items for children around the world will be leaving the northwest this month. (Staff photo)

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection hitting high gear

Locals filling shoeboxes for distribution around the world

Rylin Kumpolt, 12, wheels in another load of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes being assembled at the Terrace Pentecostal Assembly Nov. 10. Organizers expect approximately 1,000 shoeboxes packed with items for children around the world will be leaving the northwest this month. (Staff photo)
Terrace Foundry is currently operating out of an interim location, but TDCSS is leading the fundraising effort to build a purpose-built space to better serve the community's youth.

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New youth centre will provide wrap-around supports so no one falls through the cracks

  • Oct 24, 2022
Terrace Foundry is currently operating out of an interim location, but TDCSS is leading the fundraising effort to build a purpose-built space to better serve the community's youth.
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MacKenzie Scott donates $84.5 million to Girl Scouts

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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)
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)
Lily Bowers with her Ukraine flag-style quilt, made to help raise funds to support those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood woman raises over $2K for Ukraine with special handmade blanket

Lily Bowers donated $2,210 raised through ticket sales to the Red Cross

Lily Bowers with her Ukraine flag-style quilt, made to help raise funds to support those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Ukrainian members of the 2008-09 Canada World Youth exchange dress in their traditional clothing for an event in Port Alberni 13 years ago. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN SCHEIDEGGER)

Canada-Ukraine exchange students return to B.C. town to help and to remember

2008-09 Canada World Youth students spent three months in Ukraine and three months in Alberni

Ukrainian members of the 2008-09 Canada World Youth exchange dress in their traditional clothing for an event in Port Alberni 13 years ago. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN SCHEIDEGGER)
Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Girl Guides back to door-to-door cookie sales after 2 years of doing business differently

Chocolate/vanilla cookies sold in spring, and those who love the mint ones have to wait until fall

Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Lily Bowers of Sparwood is creating a quilt made with Ukrainian flag colours to help raise funds to support refugees. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood local creates quilt for Ukraine

Any funds raised from the quilt’s sale will go towards helping refugees escaping the war in Ukraine

Lily Bowers of Sparwood is creating a quilt made with Ukrainian flag colours to help raise funds to support refugees. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kindergartener ‘poster-girl’ for Variety telethon

Lucy Gallant, along with her twin sister Lilly, have been filming commercials for the telethon

Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)