Charity and Donations

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotarians plan clothing drive for Langley’s homeless

For the second time this year, the Sunrise satellite club hopes to host a two-hour blitz at MEC

 

Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene collected donations last year for the Realtors Care blanket drive. This year the fundraising event has moved online due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)

Realtors Care Blanket Drive goes digital

Donations can be made until Nov. 27

 

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

 

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
In previous years, shoppers such as Kya Bezanson and Christopher Lakusta could attend Charity Shopping Night at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in-person. This year the event has moved online due to COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
In previous years, shoppers such as Kya Bezanson and Christopher Lakusta could attend Charity Shopping Night at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in-person. This year the event has moved online due to COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
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)
Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk and two young friends got up early to attend last year’s third annual Christmas Wish Breakfast toy drive and fundraiser at Newlands Golf & Country Club. This year, due to the pandemic, the breakfast has been cancelled, instead the Langley Christmas Bureau is accepting gift cards or donations online or in-person at Langley City Hall. (Langley Advance Times file)

PHOTOS: Help give 2,000 local kids a Christmas by donating to the Langley bureau

Despite no Christmas Wish breakfast, this year’s campaign aims to raise $280,000

Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk and two young friends got up early to attend last year’s third annual Christmas Wish Breakfast toy drive and fundraiser at Newlands Golf & Country Club. This year, due to the pandemic, the breakfast has been cancelled, instead the Langley Christmas Bureau is accepting gift cards or donations online or in-person at Langley City Hall. (Langley Advance Times file)
Cozy Covers

Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Cozy Covers
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)
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Justice Granger, 8, from 100 Mile House, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. His older sister Serenity was the donor. On Sunday, Sept. 6, the family became the fourth to benefit from the “Adeline Samborski 5k giveaway” fund launched by a Langley father and son. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A Langley campaign to help with the financial burden of battling cancer aids a fourth family

COVID-19 likely to put a crimp in fundraising by father and son

Justice Granger, 8, from 100 Mile House, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. His older sister Serenity was the donor. On Sunday, Sept. 6, the family became the fourth to benefit from the “Adeline Samborski 5k giveaway” fund launched by a Langley father and son. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
MR.MIKES in Langley is hosting a community barbecue in benefit of Encompass Support Services Society on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (Google Maps)
MR.MIKES in Langley is hosting a community barbecue in benefit of Encompass Support Services Society on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (Google Maps)
Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)

Team of 30 cyclists to pedal in support of African grandmothers

Annual Solidarity Cycle travels through Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (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)
(Otter Co-op/Special to the Star)

Aldergrove disc golf park ranked 27th in world receives $70,000 from Otter Co-op for new pavilion

The course enhancement was one of 17 projects chosen of 900 in Canada for Co-op Community Spaces

(Otter Co-op/Special to the Star)
The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)

Tribute bands rally to raise cash for charities in online festival June 27

‘Together we can show everyone the Canadian Spirit is alive and well in these difficult times’

The Hip Show is among bands playing the Tribute Webfest 2020 online festival for charity on Saturday, June 27. (File photo)
David Young (right) accepted a cheque from Frank Fourchalk, General Manager of West Coast Golf Group at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club on June 2 – from a safe distance. (special to Langley Advance Times)
David Young (right) accepted a cheque from Frank Fourchalk, General Manager of West Coast Golf Group at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club on June 2 – from a safe distance. (special to Langley Advance Times)
David Moerman pumps water out of a well in Pursat, Cambodia in December, 2019. Moerman’s company, Revive Washing, funded the water well. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale businessman funds wells in Cambodia

Revive Washing in Clayton Heights donates three per cent of profits to charity

David Moerman pumps water out of a well in Pursat, Cambodia in December, 2019. Moerman’s company, Revive Washing, funded the water well. (Photo: Submitted)
A virtual auction by Langley-based Able Auctions raised $60,000 for various charities (Able Auctions/special to Langley Advance Tines)

Virtual auction by Langley’s Able Auctions raises $60,000 for charity

An estimated 600 people bid during the online event

  • May 27, 2020
A virtual auction by Langley-based Able Auctions raised $60,000 for various charities (Able Auctions/special to Langley Advance Tines)
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)