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Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
Raffaella Lipscomb suffers from Raffaella Lipscomb suffers from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a rare illness that causes shortness of breath and damaging the heart and lungs. She’ll head to Toronto General Hospital in November 2021 for a procedure with the hopes of improving her quality of life. (GoFundMe photo)

Funds raised for Vernon mother with rare heart and lung disorder

A GoFundMe campaign for Raffaella Lipscomb has so far raised just over $8,000

Raffaella Lipscomb suffers from Raffaella Lipscomb suffers from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a rare illness that causes shortness of breath and damaging the heart and lungs. She’ll head to Toronto General Hospital in November 2021 for a procedure with the hopes of improving her quality of life. (GoFundMe photo)
Back Door Winery in Summerland is holding Happy Hello Wine, a special Halloween-themed tasting, until Oct. 31. (Contributed)

Summerland winery donates Halloween wine tasting sales to BGC Okanagan

Happy Hello Wine held at Backdoor Winery until Oct. 31

Back Door Winery in Summerland is holding Happy Hello Wine, a special Halloween-themed tasting, until Oct. 31. (Contributed)
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s took place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s first Drop Zone event raises $66k for Camp Winfield

A $25,000 chunk of the funds raised came from the Stober Foundation

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s took place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (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)
Deanne Berarducci, of Revelstoke, and her organization Because All Children Matter offer food to women and children living on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. They served dinner on Christmas Day. (Contributed)
Deanne Berarducci, of Revelstoke, and her organization Because All Children Matter offer food to women and children living on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. They served dinner on Christmas Day. (Contributed)
Darcy Martin is the grandmother of Traci Genereaux, a Vernon teen whose remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek in October 2017. In honour of her memory, Martin and the family are sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Fundraiser honours woman found dead on Sagmoen farm in Shuswap 4 years ago

Family of Traci Genereaux sponsors those in need over Christmas season

Darcy Martin is the grandmother of Traci Genereaux, a Vernon teen whose remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek in October 2017. In honour of her memory, Martin and the family are sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A recovery fund has been set up for the Okanagan Indian Band following the White Rock Lake wildfire, with a goal of raising $50,000. (OKIB photo)

Okanagan Indian Band raising recovery funds from White Rock Lake wildfire

$50,000 goal by Nov. 13 to assist band members, including the 35 who lost their homes

A recovery fund has been set up for the Okanagan Indian Band following the White Rock Lake wildfire, with a goal of raising $50,000. (OKIB photo)
JoeAnna’s House offers affordable, on-site accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at KGH. Since opening in 2019, the house has been entirely supported by community donations. (Contributed)

KGH Foundation to host second annual Day of Giving for JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna

JoeAnna’s House offers affordable, on-site accommodations for out-of-town families

JoeAnna’s House offers affordable, on-site accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at KGH. Since opening in 2019, the house has been entirely supported by community donations. (Contributed)
Literacy Society staff enjoy a Morning Star read before they get busy helping the community to Raise Readers. From left front Robyn Thurston and Wendy Aasen, from back Debbie Nurse and Susan Prince. (Literacy Society of the North Okanagan photo)

Newspaper helps literacy society raise North Okanagan readers

Literacy Society campaign benefits from topped up donations until Oct. 15

Literacy Society staff enjoy a Morning Star read before they get busy helping the community to Raise Readers. From left front Robyn Thurston and Wendy Aasen, from back Debbie Nurse and Susan Prince. (Literacy Society of the North Okanagan photo)
(Mike “Motor” Rosenau/Facebook)

Fundraiser launched to aid Okanagan trucker with broken rig, cancer diagnosis

Mike “Motor” Rosenau drove his Support the Troops truck to help raise funds for veterans

(Mike “Motor” Rosenau/Facebook)
Bryson and Sarah lost their home in a fire on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed/GoFundMe)

Fire destroys young Kelowna couple’s home, friends rally to help rebuild

Bryson, Sarah and their two dogs made it out safely but their home is uninhabitable

Bryson and Sarah lost their home in a fire on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed/GoFundMe)
Voices Against Violence will be an online event where speakers will discuss solutions to end gender-based violence. (Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society)

Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society launches online fundraiser in place of annual march

Voices Against Violence will replace the Take Back The Night event

Voices Against Violence will be an online event where speakers will discuss solutions to end gender-based violence. (Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society)
Jolene Grigg, manager (Craftsman Collision – Kelowna) and Del Horsley, manager (Craftsman Collision – Rutland). (Contributed)

Okanagan businesses help raise over $30K for wildfire recovery

Craftsman Collision’s matched-donation fundraiser supported the Canadian Red Cross’s B.C. Wildfire campaign

Jolene Grigg, manager (Craftsman Collision – Kelowna) and Del Horsley, manager (Craftsman Collision – Rutland). (Contributed)
Over $39,000 raised in South Okanagan for OSNS through Tim Hortons smile cookie campaign. (Tim Hortons)

Over $39K raised for OSNS through South Okanagan Smile Cookie campaign

Local Tim Hortons smash fundraising goals with thousands of cookies bought

Over $39,000 raised in South Okanagan for OSNS through Tim Hortons smile cookie campaign. (Tim Hortons)
Cops for Kids riders are coming through Vernon Saturday on the last leg of their journey. (Cops for Kids photo)

Okanagan cops ride 1,000 kilometres for kids

Cops for Kids cycles through Vernon Saturday on last leg of journey

Cops for Kids riders are coming through Vernon Saturday on the last leg of their journey. (Cops for Kids photo)
Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)

UBCO student cycles to Arctic Ocean to fundraise for mental health awareness

Mikey Friedland cycled from the 49th parallel to Tuktoyaktuk by himself

Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)
Greg Balkwill with his team in Kerry Park at the 2021 Kelowna Multiple Myeloma March. (Contributed)

Kelowna Multiple Myeloma March raises more than $20K

Funds raised go towards research for innovative medications and cures for myeloma

Greg Balkwill with his team in Kerry Park at the 2021 Kelowna Multiple Myeloma March. (Contributed)
Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)

Parkinson’s group support keeps Vernon woman moving

Upcoming virtual Superwalk raising funds to find a cure

Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)
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Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

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