Charity and Donations

Surrey resident Phoebe Dinamling with a gift-filled shoebox at the Operation Christmas Child processing plant in Calgary. (Submitted photo)

Surrey volunteer tracks Christmas gift-filled shoeboxes like the one she received 10 years ago

‘I was one of those kids (in 2012), and the excitement of opening a box is surreal,’ Phoebe Dinamling says

 

At Surrey Christmas Bureau’s warehouse/toy depot in Whalley, executive director Lisa Werring (left) and student-volunteer Rrezart Geci, from Guildford Park Secondary, load in boxes of donated gingerbread kits on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Terrifying’ inflation sees demand surge at Surrey Christmas Bureau’s Toy Depot, in Whalley

‘Right now we’re in a crunch for toys,’ executive director says as donation drives get going

 

Surrey Hospitals Foundation will ‘Shine’ a light on the need for youth and children health services in Surrey their latest fundraising campaign. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey Hospitals Foundation will ‘Shine’ a light on the need for more children and youth health services

Funds from the campaign will go towards children and youth healthcare at Surrey Memorial Hospital

 

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MacKenzie Scott donates $84.5 million to Girl Scouts

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA…

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Vijay Naidu, Surrey Food Bank’s communications and community partnerships manager, with dwindling supplies of baby formula at the food bank’s warehouse in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Baby Room’ shelves are empty at Surrey Food Bank as formula shortage lingers

Surrey company’s campaign to collect donations involves free barbecue, Canucks alumni goalie

Vijay Naidu, Surrey Food Bank’s communications and community partnerships manager, with dwindling supplies of baby formula at the food bank’s warehouse in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Food purchased for Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s Nutritional Snack Program fills a Costco store parking lot in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Submitted photo: Sylvester Law)

PHOTOS: $80,000 in snacks loaded up for Surrey firefighters’ program to feed hungry students

The food will be distributed to thousands of students in 113 schools in Surrey

Food purchased for Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s Nutritional Snack Program fills a Costco store parking lot in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Submitted photo: Sylvester Law)
Members of the Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society stand with Jen (Grelish) Temple of the Gary and Gail Grelish Foundation and Steve Lewarne from Kwantlen Polytechnic University after the foundation donated $30,000 to “Ignite A Dream,” the charitable society’s fundraising initiative. (Photo submitted)
Members of the Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society stand with Jen (Grelish) Temple of the Gary and Gail Grelish Foundation and Steve Lewarne from Kwantlen Polytechnic University after the foundation donated $30,000 to “Ignite A Dream,” the charitable society’s fundraising initiative. (Photo submitted)
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Drop Zone returns to Surrey tower as ‘superheroes’ plan to rappel 19 storeys to raise money

Participants must raise a minimum of $850 for Easter Seals programs

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Jen Temple is trying to raise $25K for Options Community Services. As of Sept. 9, she was halfway there. (Photo submitted: Jen Temple)

Local business woman raising funds for Options Community Services

Jen Temple halfway to $25K goal; funds to be matched

Jen Temple is trying to raise $25K for Options Community Services. As of Sept. 9, she was halfway there. (Photo submitted: Jen Temple)
Renee and Evan Ricard, mother-and-son, stand in front of their home of 10.5 years that is left uninhabitable due to a fire of unknown causes. (Sobia Moman photo)

‘It never leaves you’: White Rock family left picking up the pieces after fire destroys home

Neighbours, friends and family are showing up for the family in support

Renee and Evan Ricard, mother-and-son, stand in front of their home of 10.5 years that is left uninhabitable due to a fire of unknown causes. (Sobia Moman photo)
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‘Bingo on steroids’ event to bring Vanna White to Vancouver arena to raise money for 6 B.C. charities

Biggest payouts in B.C. bingo history are promised at the event, Oct. 1-2

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Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

SEMO Foundation hosts in-person fundraiser for six charities

First in-person INSPIRE event since 2019

Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Music performed during the 2019 Ignite a Dream gala. (Photo: Facebook.com/surreyfirefighterscharitablesociety)

Surrey firefighters help ‘Ignite A Dream’ for students with Sept. 24 cocktail social at KPU

The last such event, in April 2019, attracted more than 300 people

Music performed during the 2019 Ignite a Dream gala. (Photo: Facebook.com/surreyfirefighterscharitablesociety)
The “Doodle Classroom” at Guildford Town Centre. (Submitted photo: Jesse Holland/Treeline Photography)

‘Doodle Classroom’ at Surrey shopping mall creates a public colouring project for charity

The 950-square-foot, vinyl-walled installation was created by artist Tierney Milne

The “Doodle Classroom” at Guildford Town Centre. (Submitted photo: Jesse Holland/Treeline Photography)
Splashes Auto Care is located in South Surrey Auto Mall (Google street view screenshot)

South Surrey business giving portion of sales back to community

Splashes Auto Care started their charity endeavour in March 2020

Splashes Auto Care is located in South Surrey Auto Mall (Google street view screenshot)
Sikh Motorcycle Club ended their ride in Surrey on Sunday (July 31), from Abbotsford. The club rode around the province to spread awareness about diabetes and the importance of research into the disease to support those living with it and help find a cure. Together, they raised money for Diabetes Canada, a charity organization dedicated to doing the work. (Sobia Moman photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club rode through Surrey in an effort to raise money for diabetes research

The club supports Diabetes Canada in achieving their goal of finding a cure for diabetes

Sikh Motorcycle Club ended their ride in Surrey on Sunday (July 31), from Abbotsford. The club rode around the province to spread awareness about diabetes and the importance of research into the disease to support those living with it and help find a cure. Together, they raised money for Diabetes Canada, a charity organization dedicated to doing the work. (Sobia Moman photo)
First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)

$75K granted to Delta non-profit groups

Reach Society, Take a Hike Foundation, SHER Vancouver, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs among 45 B.C. grantees

First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)
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Surrey shirts and more sold in Women of Options campaign to help Surrey-area youth in need

Production of civic-pride merch led by pals Michelle Kim and Rebecca Bollwitt

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Kwantlen Park Secondary grad Hamzah Sami with the 2009 Nissan Rogue SL he won during a recent dry-grad event. (Submitted photo)

Grad’s car raffle win caps one ‘special’ night for Surrey’s Kwantlen Park Secondary

‘It was very surreal, I tell you that much,’ says Hamzah Sami, winner of 2009 Nissan Rogue

Kwantlen Park Secondary grad Hamzah Sami with the 2009 Nissan Rogue SL he won during a recent dry-grad event. (Submitted photo)
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Surrey firefighters cook lunch for students who won a coin-drive challenge for Ignite cause

Kids at Sullivan Elementary ‘were so happy to finally have their barbecue’

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