Charity and Donations

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

 

Lead Pastor, Mark Wagner, from the Kelowna Salvation Army, joins Officer Jennifer Henson and Lenetta Parry from the Westside Salvation Army, for a picture with Real Canadian Superstore Assistant Manager, Randy Sheehan, and Gary Bennett in front of some of the shelf-stable, healthy, and ready to eat food items purchased for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Food Hamper programs (Salvation Army/ Submitted)

Kelowna charity donation to the Salvation Army feeds local community

Gary Bennet Family Fund gave $3000 to local Salvation Army locations to fund food programs

 

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

 

Photo taken the day of Andrew and TJ’s rescue by Revelstoke SAR (COSAR)

Kelowna snowmobilers giving back after backcountry rescue

The two men are donating $15,000 to the COSAR

Photo taken the day of Andrew and TJ’s rescue by Revelstoke SAR (COSAR)
SilverStar Mountain Resort recently made a donation from its Play Forever fund to the North Valley Gymnastics Society, which lost its Vernon facility to a fire on Hallloween morning. (SilverStar Photo)

Vernon ski resort fund amps up December initiatives

SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Play Forever Fund has donated more than $140K since 2019

SilverStar Mountain Resort recently made a donation from its Play Forever fund to the North Valley Gymnastics Society, which lost its Vernon facility to a fire on Hallloween morning. (SilverStar Photo)
Since 1995, the Garnett Valley Gang has been staging train robberies at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland. Proceeds from these robberies are donated to charities. The gang is now looking for new members to assist them. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland gang seeks train robbers

Garnett Valley Gang has been robbing tourist train passengers for charity since 1995

Since 1995, the Garnett Valley Gang has been staging train robberies at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland. Proceeds from these robberies are donated to charities. The gang is now looking for new members to assist them. (Summerland Review file photo)
Lake Country RCMP are collecting toys and games for the Food Bank's Christmas Hamper program. (RCMP image)

Lake Country police driving for toys, games

RCMP involved with Food Bank’s Christmas Hamper program

Lake Country RCMP are collecting toys and games for the Food Bank's Christmas Hamper program. (RCMP image)
Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)
Auctioneer Don Raffan (left) and chair Brian Reid (bow tie) were again front-and-centre for the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s 37th annual Dream Auction held Saturday, Nov. 20. (Carousel Studios photo - file picture)

Kal Rotary Dream Auction raises more than $182K in Vernon

Community’s generosity highlighted in unique 37th annual event

Auctioneer Don Raffan (left) and chair Brian Reid (bow tie) were again front-and-centre for the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s 37th annual Dream Auction held Saturday, Nov. 20. (Carousel Studios photo - file picture)
Stock photo from Unsplash.com

Kelowna’s seniors desperate for help

Seniors are in need of food and money as the cost of living continue to rise

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Wilson’s Landing Fire Protection Administration Dec. 2020. (Facebook)

Gearing up for Wilson’s Landing Santa Run food collection

The food drive will take place on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.

Wilson’s Landing Fire Protection Administration Dec. 2020. (Facebook)
Members of the Quesnel RCMP dropped off nearly 2,000 pounds of food to the Salvation Army Monday, Dec. 7 after their two-day Stuff the Cruiser campaign. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Stuff the Cruiser Toy Drive comes to Kelowna

The drive will be held this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Members of the Quesnel RCMP dropped off nearly 2,000 pounds of food to the Salvation Army Monday, Dec. 7 after their two-day Stuff the Cruiser campaign. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The giant Christmas tree is erected each year in Kelowna's Landmark District and has been an iconic part of the city's holiday season for the past 24 years. The tree is lit as a beacon of hope and goodwill in the community and encourages people to practice compassion, generosity and gratitude. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Tree of Hope light-up event in Kelowna returns for its 24th year

The tree is an iconic part of the city’s holiday season

The giant Christmas tree is erected each year in Kelowna's Landmark District and has been an iconic part of the city's holiday season for the past 24 years. The tree is lit as a beacon of hope and goodwill in the community and encourages people to practice compassion, generosity and gratitude. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
A photo of the temporary scooter deployment area at Parkinson Recreation Centre. (Contributed: Roll)

Four companies step up to help flood evacuees in Kelowna

Roll and Happipad are offering their services for free

A photo of the temporary scooter deployment area at Parkinson Recreation Centre. (Contributed: Roll)
The event is CRIS’ largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s ability to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled people. (Photo: Screenshot of Kelowna Polar Bear Dip webpage)

Annual Kelowna Polar Bear Dip back in person for 2022

The event will be hosted on New Year’s Day 2022

The event is CRIS’ largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s ability to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled people. (Photo: Screenshot of Kelowna Polar Bear Dip webpage)
The Jingle Bell Build kicks off today (Nov. 8) and will run until Dec. 17. Funds raised will benefit Habitat Okanagan's current project of 12 affordable homes in Lake Country. (Photo: Habitat for Humanity website)

Jingle Bell Build returns to the Okanagan for a second year

Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s project to build 12 homes in Lake Country

The Jingle Bell Build kicks off today (Nov. 8) and will run until Dec. 17. Funds raised will benefit Habitat Okanagan's current project of 12 affordable homes in Lake Country. (Photo: Habitat for Humanity website)
Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $56K for YMCA Okanagan

Proceeds from the campaign will fund the YMCA Okanagan’s child care programs

Tim Hortons owners Lori and Travis Olvsik and Angelo Fiacco present the YMCA with a $56,740 donation through the Smile Cookie campaign in September. (Contributed)
LAUGH! is an online event aiming to raise money for Third Space's various mental health programs. (Photo: Third Space Charity website)

Online variety show-style event to fundraise for Kelowna mental health charity

Third Space Charity is raising funds for its mental health programming

LAUGH! is an online event aiming to raise money for Third Space's various mental health programs. (Photo: Third Space Charity website)
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission in need of blankets, winter clothing

The blankets and clothing will be distributed to those without shelter

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A local philanthropist donated warehouse space to help Mamas for Mamas manage their national inventory. (Contributed)

Kelowna-based non-profit receives warehouse donation

Local philanthropist donated warehouse space to national charity Mamas for Mamas

A local philanthropist donated warehouse space to help Mamas for Mamas manage their national inventory. (Contributed)