Donation

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

18 Summerland donations to truck convoy fund

Funding information gathered from leaked spreadsheet GiveSendGo website

A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Amarjit Singh Lalli (left, President of Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society) receives a $40,000 donation from Vik Bains (right, TD branch manager, Rutland) to launch a new mental health and addictions recovery initiative for the South Asian community of Kelowna. (Contributed)

Okanagan Sikh temple to launch mental health initiative with help from TD donation

The initiative is the first of its kind specifically for the South Asian community in Kelowna

Amarjit Singh Lalli (left, President of Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society) receives a $40,000 donation from Vik Bains (right, TD branch manager, Rutland) to launch a new mental health and addictions recovery initiative for the South Asian community of Kelowna. (Contributed)
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Gleaners cap busy year with a million meals

Shipment of soup mix along with medical equipment heading to the Dominican Republic

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)
The Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donated and delivered 600 bales of hay to the Okanagan Indian Band for its livestock over the winter, after grazing land was devastated in the summer by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (OKIB photo)

Guide outfitters make hay for Okanagan Indian Band following wildfire

Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donates 600 bales for band livestock over winter

The Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donated and delivered 600 bales of hay to the Okanagan Indian Band for its livestock over the winter, after grazing land was devastated in the summer by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (OKIB photo)
Valley First has donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to four different organizations as part of its Simple Generosity program. (Contributed)

Credit union cash helps Okanagan businesses

Valley First donates between $10,000 and $25,000 to four separate organizations to help businesses grow

Valley First has donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to four different organizations as part of its Simple Generosity program. (Contributed)
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)
Bunvir Kaur, seen here at left with her nephew Benaik Singh, her brother Harvir Singh and her mother Dalbir Kaur, with a picture of her father, Jadvinder Singh Nijjer. (Canadian Blood Services/Contributed)

Sikh Nation annual blood donation event returns to Kelowna

The event is part of Sikh Nation’s national campaign to help patients in Canada

Bunvir Kaur, seen here at left with her nephew Benaik Singh, her brother Harvir Singh and her mother Dalbir Kaur, with a picture of her father, Jadvinder Singh Nijjer. (Canadian Blood Services/Contributed)
The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)

Community fridge opens in Lake Country

Fridge found at Winfield United Church; judgment-free zone

The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)
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)
(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)

Okanagan food banks looking for Thanksgiving donations

Contactless food drive will provide dinner for many this Thanksgiving

(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)
Two Vernon businesses have stepped forward to start a summer matching challenge to raise funds for the Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail’s Northern Gateway campaign. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon companies step forward to support Okanagan Rail Trail campaign

Priscilla, Remax and KPMG have started summer matching challenge to help Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail

Two Vernon businesses have stepped forward to start a summer matching challenge to raise funds for the Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail’s Northern Gateway campaign. (Black Press - file photo)
The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)

Free child car seat recycling pilot program launches in Kelowna

The program aims to take dangerous car seats off the road while supporting local non-profits

The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)
This is a 3D rendering of a Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Playground, which the City of Vernon has been awareded and will be located at Marshall Field Park. (Submitted)

Canadian Tire selects Okanagan city for inclusive playground

Jumpstart Charities will donate inclusive playground for kids of all abilities to City of Vernon

This is a 3D rendering of a Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Playground, which the City of Vernon has been awareded and will be located at Marshall Field Park. (Submitted)
Members of the Okanagan Screen Arts Society received a cheque for $1,500 Thursday, April 15, 2021. The funds are to help the society’s efforts as they prepare take over operation of the Vernon Towne Cinema at the end of July. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan dealership gives local cinema a lift

Vernon Watkin Motor Ford, in business for more than 100 years, donated to the theatre with nearly as long a history

Members of the Okanagan Screen Arts Society received a cheque for $1,500 Thursday, April 15, 2021. The funds are to help the society’s efforts as they prepare take over operation of the Vernon Towne Cinema at the end of July. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Riley Conner poses with his new bike near Okanagan Lake on April 6. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Paying it forward: Good Samaritan replaces Kelowna cyclist’s stolen bike

‘This was something good that came out of something bad’

Riley Conner poses with his new bike near Okanagan Lake on April 6. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

Okanagan 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Armstrong Elementary School will soon receive a $100,000 legacy in its 100th year from former teacher Helen Sidney, who taught Grade 1 at the brick school for more than four decades. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star )

Armstrong school gets $100K boost from beloved teacher

Helen Sidney donating money in school’s 100th year; taught Grade 1 at brick school for more than 40 years

Armstrong Elementary School will soon receive a $100,000 legacy in its 100th year from former teacher Helen Sidney, who taught Grade 1 at the brick school for more than four decades. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star )
Kindness meters were installed in downtown Vernon in 2016 to raise money for organizations that assist with those in need. (Morning Star file)

Dip in kindness meter donations boosted by Vernon councillor

COVID blamed for 80 per cent drop in support for orange sidewalk meters

Kindness meters were installed in downtown Vernon in 2016 to raise money for organizations that assist with those in need. (Morning Star file)
Members of BCEHS Station 343 in Lake Country receive a donation of treats and wine from the community in December. (Contributed)

‘Unexpected and heartwarming’: Okanagan community supports paramedics

Cards, discounts, treats, more given to Lake Country paramedics in sign of support

Members of BCEHS Station 343 in Lake Country receive a donation of treats and wine from the community in December. (Contributed)