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Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023

 

Chad Tiberghien, Gee Kalsi, and Richard Kush of Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery shop. The team is raising money ahead of Christmas to sponsor meals for low-income families on Christmas day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley business man turns his birthday into a Christmas fundraiser

Money will help those struggling financially

 

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for new floatplane exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to floatplanes during the 1950s

 

Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotary members fill two SUVs with warm clothing

This was the club’s fourth donation drive

Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley organizations gear up for blanket drives a little early this year

Multiple donation events happening in the community

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)
Local resident Melissa Mercer (left) received $5,000 credit towards any renovation of her choice and a $1,000 gift card to End of the Roll Langley from Jodi Steeves & the ‘VIP team.’ Her friend Annie Smith (right) nominated her for the award. (Langley Advance Times file)

Local realtor’s giveaway money helps a struggling family with home renovations

The money was a much-needed support after a member lost their job due to back injury

Local resident Melissa Mercer (left) received $5,000 credit towards any renovation of her choice and a $1,000 gift card to End of the Roll Langley from Jodi Steeves & the ‘VIP team.’ Her friend Annie Smith (right) nominated her for the award. (Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

17-year old’s passion for community service receives support from dozens

Aldergrove girl partnered with Gateway of Hope for her project

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters Paul Henkel, Darian MacDonald, Matthew Latham, and Ryan Nordan at the annual boot drive. Langley City firefighters ran a three day long boot drive to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC). (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters Paul Henkel, Darian MacDonald, Matthew Latham, and Ryan Nordan at the annual boot drive. Langley City firefighters ran a three day long boot drive to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC). (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)

Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation receives its first ever grant

Funding will help the organization provide food hampers to those in need

Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

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After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
First West Credit Union and its local divisions have donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. (File photo)

Fraser Valley-based Envision Financial donates $25,000 to Ukraine relief efforts

Donation goes to Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal to help those on ground

First West Credit Union and its local divisions have donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. (File photo)
Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove man hopes to expand his non profit

He organizes clothing drives in multiple cities

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Six-year-old Chloe Davidson from Aldergrove committed to growing out her hair so it can be donated to Wigs For Kids. (Cal Belton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove girl, 6, raises $3,000, donates hair to BC Children’s Wigs For Kids

Chole Davidson said she would do it all over again

  • Nov 12, 2021
Six-year-old Chloe Davidson from Aldergrove committed to growing out her hair so it can be donated to Wigs For Kids. (Cal Belton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Saturday, Oct. 16, a crew from Gandy Installations replaced a non-functioning furnace with a state-of-the-art replacement, part of the ‘Feel The Love’ initiative by Lennox. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Feel The Love’ initiative comes to the aid of Langley family left without heat

Gandy Installations and manufacturer Lennox install new state-of-the art furnace, for free

On Saturday, Oct. 16, a crew from Gandy Installations replaced a non-functioning furnace with a state-of-the-art replacement, part of the ‘Feel The Love’ initiative by Lennox. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, headquartered in Langley, announced on Aug. 17, 2021 that it has donated $5,000 towards SOS Children’s Village BC and their efforts in supporting youth in care or aging out of care. (SOS Children’s Village BC)

Langley-based financial institute donates $5K to improve youth mental health support

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, gives to SOS Children’s Village BC

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, headquartered in Langley, announced on Aug. 17, 2021 that it has donated $5,000 towards SOS Children’s Village BC and their efforts in supporting youth in care or aging out of care. (SOS Children’s Village BC)
Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)

$50K infusion helps feed B.C. wildfire victims

Envision Financial and its members come through with donations to Food Bank BC

Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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