fundraising

Al Rempel of Chilliwack shared his photo of destruction near Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on or about March 16, 2022. (Submitted to The Progress)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley man raises thousands to help cousins in Ukraine buy food, medicine, fuel

‘They say they don’t fear death but they do fear being captured’ - Al Rempel

Al Rempel of Chilliwack shared his photo of destruction near Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on or about March 16, 2022. (Submitted to The Progress)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.

BC SPCA urges ‘litter’ love for an ex in Valentine’s Day fundraiser for Surrey shelter, others

‘We will write their name in the bottom of a litter box,’ rep says

Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.
Using an interstellar theme, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation held its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation to finally host ‘La Dolce Vita’ gala

Event, which was supposed to be held in 2020, was postponed twice due to COVID-19

Using an interstellar theme, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation held its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)
Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

GoFundMe removes Freedom Convoy fundraiser, says protest has ‘become an occupation’

GoFundMe says no further funds will be distributed to organizers

Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
White Rock Pride Society’s Coldest Night of the Year team participates in the 2021 event. (Gord Wait photo)

White Rock-South Surrey ‘Coldest Night’ event goes fully virtual again

Walkers to log their routes online due to continuing Omicron fears

White Rock Pride Society’s Coldest Night of the Year team participates in the 2021 event. (Gord Wait photo)
The 12 Days of UNITI holiday fundraising appeal brought in $114,396 during December, benefiting operations of UNITI partners The Semiahmoo House Society, The Peninsula Estates Housing Society and the Semiahmoo Foundation. (File photo).

UNITI holiday fundraising appeal successful

South Surrey organization raises more than $100,000

The 12 Days of UNITI holiday fundraising appeal brought in $114,396 during December, benefiting operations of UNITI partners The Semiahmoo House Society, The Peninsula Estates Housing Society and the Semiahmoo Foundation. (File photo).
Sachin Latti hands Legion representatives a cheque for $20,900 in Cloverdale Dec. 16. (Photo submitted: Bryan Lutz, Royal Canadian Legion)

Canada Border Services Agency officer raises more than $20K for B.C. Legion

Money to be used to support vets suffering from PTSD

Sachin Latti hands Legion representatives a cheque for $20,900 in Cloverdale Dec. 16. (Photo submitted: Bryan Lutz, Royal Canadian Legion)
Stella shows a sample ‘Snack Attack’ basket that will be distributed by White Rock-based BC Feed the Kids Foundation as part of the program’s launch this month. The foundation aims to fill a hunger gap by providing a supply of healthy snacks in K-12 classrooms where students are learning on empty tummies. (Contributed photo)

New White Rock-based foundation aims to ‘feed bellies, fuel minds’

Founders motivated to act after learning one in three kids go to school hungry

Stella shows a sample ‘Snack Attack’ basket that will be distributed by White Rock-based BC Feed the Kids Foundation as part of the program’s launch this month. The foundation aims to fill a hunger gap by providing a supply of healthy snacks in K-12 classrooms where students are learning on empty tummies. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey friends Michaela Han (left) and Lindsay Liu (right) created an online charitable initiative selling art, with proceeds supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey pair sell paintings, holiday cards in support of Children’s Hospital

Lindsay Liu and Michaela Han have created Elgin Art Studio Charity, which sells art online

South Surrey friends Michaela Han (left) and Lindsay Liu (right) created an online charitable initiative selling art, with proceeds supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and restaurateur Vikram Vij were among those helping flood victims through donations at My Shanti’s Diwali Celebration Dinner Nov. 22. Alex Browne photo

Peninsula businesses step up to help victims of B.C. floods

My Shanti event, JRG group assisting with food drive

South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and restaurateur Vikram Vij were among those helping flood victims through donations at My Shanti’s Diwali Celebration Dinner Nov. 22. Alex Browne photo
A chameleon is among the hundreds of creatures in the care of the Urban Safari Rescue Society. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey’s Urban Safari animal sanctuary raising funds through 50/50

Money will be used to care for exotic animals, educate public

A chameleon is among the hundreds of creatures in the care of the Urban Safari Rescue Society. (Contributed photo)
Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski are the twins behind the popular Gone Country concert. Courtesy Angela Ruscheinski

Pop-up donation event orchestrated in Langley for flood victims

Team of friends and associates pull together a drive-thru fundraiser at Sammy J’s on Saturday

Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski are the twins behind the popular Gone Country concert. Courtesy Angela Ruscheinski
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund has seen local groups University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Abbotsford Community Foundation team up to provide help to locals. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund established by local fundraising coalition

UFV, ACOC and ACF team up to help locals dealing with issues related to recent flooding

The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund has seen local groups University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Abbotsford Community Foundation team up to provide help to locals. (Twitter photo)
The South Surrey/White Rock volunteer team for the 2019 blanket drive included Cody Lew, Michelle Perreault-Lew, Lorraine Cauley, Evon Mayer, Rebecca Rea, Summer Skarich and Craig Mitchell. (Contributed file photo)
The South Surrey/White Rock volunteer team for the 2019 blanket drive included Cody Lew, Michelle Perreault-Lew, Lorraine Cauley, Evon Mayer, Rebecca Rea, Summer Skarich and Craig Mitchell. (Contributed file photo)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
Rendering of Options’ affordable-housing project being built at the corner of King George Boulevard and 81 Avenue, in Newton. (submitted image)

$50K boost for Surrey’s ‘Women of Options’ campaign to build affordable housing

Coast Capital donated $1,000 to each of the 50 women involved in Options’ anniversary fundraiser

Rendering of Options’ affordable-housing project being built at the corner of King George Boulevard and 81 Avenue, in Newton. (submitted image)
RCMP Supt. Bruce Singer speaks during Cops for Cancer final stop at Surrey's Sullivan Heights Secondary on Friday, Sept. 24. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Cops for Cancer cyclists finish five-day ride in Surrey with $190K raised, more to come

Each rider raises a minimum of $4,000 to participate in the annual Tour de Valley event

RCMP Supt. Bruce Singer speaks during Cops for Cancer final stop at Surrey's Sullivan Heights Secondary on Friday, Sept. 24. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Diners at the “Party in the Garden” fundraiser held in South Surrey, for Mackie’s Place. (Contributed photo: Britt Martin)

Garden party-goers raise $250K for Surrey’s Mackie’s Place youth social house

Dinner, drinks and dancing at Joseph Richard Group-backed gala

Diners at the “Party in the Garden” fundraiser held in South Surrey, for Mackie’s Place. (Contributed photo: Britt Martin)
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