Lower Mainland Wine Ninja group creator Christina Kellie (right) and (sisters and close friends) Sara McArdle, Kelsey Waite, and Jennifer Noble, held a drive-through fundraising event June 20 at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

UPDATE: Wine Ninjas host drive-by donation day at Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Lower Mainland group creates “Kindness Ninjas” in an effort to do more good in the community

The Lower Mainland Wine Ninjas have branched out.

Not content with just leaving free bottles of wine on random people’s doorsteps, the group has created the “Kindness Ninjas” in an effort to do more good in the community.

The Kindness Ninjas hosted a drive-through donation event at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen June 20.

Group creator Christina Kellie said she wanted to spread kindness as far as possible.

“I wanted to use my platform to do more,” Kellie explained. “Lower Mainland Wine Ninjas has 17,000 members and I wanted to engage them.”

Kellie said people gave more than $500 and donated four pallets of goods, which included non-perishable food items, diapers, formula, and other household items June 20.

“It was good,” Kellie said of the turnout. “It wasn’t as big as we hoped, but we’re happy with the donations. Every little bit helps.”

Kellie said all donations went directly to the Community Kitchen and to the Surrey and Langley food banks.

The Kindness Ninjas asked all those that brought donations to the drive-through event to leave the items in their trunks or back seats and to remain in their vehicles as they wanted to “keep it as COVID-friendly as possible,” Kellie said.

Kellie added the Kindness Ninjas are continuing on with charitable work as they are already organizing a toy drive for the fall.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Suspect in North Delta home invasion facing attempt murder charge

Blaine Robert Jackson, 37, of no fixed address, faces six charges in relation to this incident

Rooftop hatchlings ‘a nice addition’ to White Rock RCMP operations

Pair of seagull chicks hatched in ‘fenced playground’ on July 2

North Delta yoga studio’s Fridays at the Farm to benefit local animal sanctuary

The outdoor four-class series will benefit Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary in Ladner

‘Justice for Mona’ rally planned for Surrey

Security camera footage shows Mona Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check at UBCO

Sources receives $70K from SurreyCares

Funds will help with warehouse space for food programs in Surrey, White Rock, Langley

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Police nab three impaired drivers in one night in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP served 80 impaired driving infractions in June

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Most Read