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One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Habitat for Humanity brings national contest to Langley students

The charitable organization operates a 18,000-square-feet ReStore on Logan Avenue

 

Children of all ages, as well as a few adults, recently lined up to have their photos taken with Santa Vader and the 501st Legion, a group who dress up in Star Wars costumes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Force was strong with Santa Vader

Two area charities benefit from photo sessions at a Langley toy store earlier this month

 

Teams of volunteers from Langley Meals on Wheels will be out this week delivering food and Christmas gifts to hundreds of local seniors and shut-ins ahead of the holidays. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Meal deliveries coming to shut-ins this holiday season

Langley Meals on Wheels arrive year round with meals and smiles to clients in need of sustenance

  • Dec 23, 2021

 

It took firefighters and Santa an hour longer than expected to complete the Aldergrove candy cane run on Friday, Dec. 17, because there more people than ever wanting to see the jolly old elf and make donations to the food bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
It took firefighters and Santa an hour longer than expected to complete the Aldergrove candy cane run on Friday, Dec. 17, because there more people than ever wanting to see the jolly old elf and make donations to the food bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A recent clothing drive held by one of the local Rotary Clubs brought in an SUV full of clothing that was given to Gateway of Hope for distribution to those in need. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley clothing drive came just ahead of cold snap

A two-year-old Rotary Club fills back of SUV with donations

A recent clothing drive held by one of the local Rotary Clubs brought in an SUV full of clothing that was given to Gateway of Hope for distribution to those in need. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An old school (back), which was a goat shed provided by the chief of the village. It has been replaced with a new, three-room school built by donations to the Aldergrove-based Save Burkina Faso Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove-based charity raising funds for West African country

Charity Christmas sale features work by local artisans

  • Dec 20, 2021
An old school (back), which was a goat shed provided by the chief of the village. It has been replaced with a new, three-room school built by donations to the Aldergrove-based Save Burkina Faso Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Taylor Jean of JR Country was collecting donations for Basics for Babies at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Basics for Babies touches down in Langley to help infants

The country station’s fundraiser collected diapers and baby formula

Taylor Jean of JR Country was collecting donations for Basics for Babies at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Mackenzie Gaytmenn is one of the volunteers helping wrap gifts at Willowbrook Shopping Centre this Christmas. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Gift wrappers helping Langley kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters toiling away in Santa’s Workshop at Willowbrook Shopping Centre

  • Dec 16, 2021
Mackenzie Gaytmenn is one of the volunteers helping wrap gifts at Willowbrook Shopping Centre this Christmas. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)
Manjit Gill was shocked to be told she was the honouree of the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen of the Year Award for 2021 by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Manjit Gill named Langley’s H.D. Stafford Citizen of the Year

Gill has raised and donated large amounts for the Langley Memorial Hospital

Manjit Gill was shocked to be told she was the honouree of the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen of the Year Award for 2021 by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers have been working to transform an Aldergrove home for a woman with cancer. (file)

Final week of renovations on home of Aldergrove woman battling cancer

Charity issues call for volunteers to help complete ‘Shower Sydney With Love’ project

Volunteers have been working to transform an Aldergrove home for a woman with cancer. (file)
Kyle Murray as Bob Cratchit, left, and Wayne Kuyer as Jacob Marley from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are collecting for local children’s charities again this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Marley and Cratchit collecting from Langley businesses for children’s charities

The Langley Christmas Bureau and the Empty Stocking Fund benefit from the fundraiser

Kyle Murray as Bob Cratchit, left, and Wayne Kuyer as Jacob Marley from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are collecting for local children’s charities again this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)

Pathfinders make 3,000 jingle bells for Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Bells to be used in fundraiser for Christmas Hamper Program

Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)
Langley Elks president Larry Oakley (left) and lodge member Flo Sala recently presented the $10,000 donation for the Langley Foundry to hospital foundation’s Heather Scott and Encompass’ Christine McCracken. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Elks offer infusion of cash to youth and those facing end of life

Matching $10,000 donations were gifted to new Langley Foundry, as well as new hospice residence

Langley Elks president Larry Oakley (left) and lodge member Flo Sala recently presented the $10,000 donation for the Langley Foundry to hospital foundation’s Heather Scott and Encompass’ Christine McCracken. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Infinite Expansion Foundation is working with Ishtar Women’s Resource Society on its annual Christmas campaign. (Foundation photo)

Langley foundation has ambitious Christmas plans

Infinite Expansion Foundation and its partners and supporters doing sixth annual toy and gift drive

The Infinite Expansion Foundation is working with Ishtar Women’s Resource Society on its annual Christmas campaign. (Foundation photo)
Sydney Stenburg kicked off the remodelling of her Aldergrove home on Monday, Nov. 8. Langley-based charity Life App is looking for tradespeople and suppliers to help with the initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Home of Aldergrove woman battling cancer is getting a major makeover

‘Shower Sydney With Love’ campaign is looking for tradespeople and materials

Sydney Stenburg kicked off the remodelling of her Aldergrove home on Monday, Nov. 8. Langley-based charity Life App is looking for tradespeople and suppliers to help with the initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society (TLFCS) is holding a 24-hour ‘row-athon’ on Remembrance Day to help raise fund to help service men and women struggling with mental health issues. (tlfcs.org/file)
Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society (TLFCS) is holding a 24-hour ‘row-athon’ on Remembrance Day to help raise fund to help service men and women struggling with mental health issues. (tlfcs.org/file)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre is hosting its sixth annual charity shopping night on Saturday, Nov. 20, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. (Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre is hosting its sixth annual charity shopping night on Saturday, Nov. 20, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. (Langley Advance Times)
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys $10K in cookies from B.C. girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of Nanaimo area poverty assistance charities

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)