Charity and Donations

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort general manager Paul Drummond, right, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton with some of the gifts left during the resort’s annual Toy Drive. (Peter McCully photo)

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in Parksville a rousing success

More than 1,200 toys, 16 bikes and $13K in cash/gift cards donated

 

SOS executive director Susanna Newton holds a new fundraising calendar for SOS featuring area residents. It is now available for purchase in local stores. (Lissa Alexander photo)

SOS calendar celebrates Parksville Qualicum Beach area’s resiliency

Volunteers step forward to offer assistance

 

Coombs Country Candy founders Lenore Bailey and Murray Lawlor, left, manager Leanne Hewitt, Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot executive director Lori Camire and CFAC board chair Susan Payne celebrate the sale of the famed candy shop to CFAC on Nov. 1, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Coombs Country Candy sold

Unique deal with Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot will ensure store stays open

 

Local youth attending an SOS program in Qualicum Beach hold up a sign to remind the community not to forget about teens and tweens this Christmas. (Lissa Alexander photo)

SOS needs Christmas gifts for teens and tweens in Parksville Qualicum Beach

COVID-19 forces charitable group to make some changes this year

Local youth attending an SOS program in Qualicum Beach hold up a sign to remind the community not to forget about teens and tweens this Christmas. (Lissa Alexander photo)
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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

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Hailyn Scott, 3, drops off a donation into the boot held by Parksville Fire Department firefighter Chris Frank. (Michael Briones photo)
Hailyn Scott, 3, drops off a donation into the boot held by Parksville Fire Department firefighter Chris Frank. (Michael Briones photo)
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)
Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise member Arlene Costigan, right, presents a $2,7000 giant cheque to Major Norman Hamelin of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)

Rotary Qualicum Beach bottle drive raises $2,700 for food bank

Cheque presented to Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army

Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise member Arlene Costigan, right, presents a $2,7000 giant cheque to Major Norman Hamelin of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)
PSF president and CEO Mike Meneer with Tim Clermont, executive director of the Guardians of Mid Island Estuaries Society, at the completed stretch of fencing protecting sensitive salmon habitat from non-native geese, Campbell River estuary. (Submitted Photo)
PSF president and CEO Mike Meneer with Tim Clermont, executive director of the Guardians of Mid Island Estuaries Society, at the completed stretch of fencing protecting sensitive salmon habitat from non-native geese, Campbell River estuary. (Submitted Photo)
The Parksville SPCA’s Nadine Durante, left, receives a giant replica cheque worth $2,500 from Parksville Bottle & Recycling Depot owner Louise Tyler, right and staff Brett Thompson. (MIchael Briones photo)

Parksville bottle depot gets into spirit of Christmas giving

Due to COVID-19, people have been donating returnables

The Parksville SPCA’s Nadine Durante, left, receives a giant replica cheque worth $2,500 from Parksville Bottle & Recycling Depot owner Louise Tyler, right and staff Brett Thompson. (MIchael Briones photo)
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)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)

100+ Women Who Care to donate $26K to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

‘100 per cent of that goes directly to the charity’

The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)
Cheers to Charity, a wine sale event, will be held to help raise funds for District 69 Backpack Program. (Submitted photo)
Cheers to Charity, a wine sale event, will be held to help raise funds for District 69 Backpack Program. (Submitted photo)
In a challenging year, we can still give thanks and give back

In a challenging year, we can still give thanks and give back

Thanksgiving campaign reminds us to give a little extra to those without homes

  • Sep 28, 2020
In a challenging year, we can still give thanks and give back
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Barb Low and Charlotte Crowley of Yoga By The Beach handed a giant cheque of $4,475 to the ASAR president Ken Peters. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Yoga On The Beach donates to search and rescue group

Summer classes a success despite COVID-19 pandemic

Barb Low and Charlotte Crowley of Yoga By The Beach handed a giant cheque of $4,475 to the ASAR president Ken Peters. (Michael Briones photo)
Julie Chambers, executive director of the Oceanside Hospice Society, shows the giant cheque for $9,500 donated by 100 Oceanside Men Who Give a Damn. Representing the group is Kim Burden, left, and Barry Tuck. (Submitted photo)

‘100 Oceanside Men Who Give a Damn’ donates $9,500 to hospice society

OHS provides services free of charge to palliative clients and their families

Julie Chambers, executive director of the Oceanside Hospice Society, shows the giant cheque for $9,500 donated by 100 Oceanside Men Who Give a Damn. Representing the group is Kim Burden, left, and Barry Tuck. (Submitted photo)
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 photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
A GoFundMe has been started to try to help George Pilarski, 73, after he lost his truck and camper he was living in to a single vehicle accident and fire. (Photo submitted)
A GoFundMe has been started to try to help George Pilarski, 73, after he lost his truck and camper he was living in to a single vehicle accident and fire. (Photo submitted)