Charity and Donations

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Special ‘Boutique Day’ gives Grade 12 students a chance to look good on graduation day

This month’s dress-up event attracted 165 grads from dozens of schools in Surrey, Delta and New West

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BMO Financial Group donated $250,000 to Surrey Hospitals Foundation as a new pediatric clinical partner. (From left) Tina Sangha, Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU NRP instructor trainer; James Kitamura, regional President of personal banking at BMO Financial Group; Jane Adams, Surrey Hospitals Foundation CEO; and Dermot Kelly, Fraser Health’s vice-president of community hospitals & health services. (Submitted photo)

Surrey Hospitals Foundation gets $250K donation to improve care for the ‘tiniest little patients’

Funding from BMO Financial Group will help 125 nurses over five years to further education

BMO Financial Group donated $250,000 to Surrey Hospitals Foundation as a new pediatric clinical partner. (From left) Tina Sangha, Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU NRP instructor trainer; James Kitamura, regional President of personal banking at BMO Financial Group; Jane Adams, Surrey Hospitals Foundation CEO; and Dermot Kelly, Fraser Health’s vice-president of community hospitals & health services. (Submitted photo)
Rock band Trigger Mafia will be featured during the Hell or High Water benefit concert and day-long telethon on Sunday, March 13. Later, the band will be playing its first live show at Vancouver’s Roxy Cabaret, on April 1. (File photo)

‘Hell or High Water’ concert and telethon to involve Surrey-area musicians and studio March 13

Evening live concert at Mission’s Clarke Theatre to be livestreamed by Hubcast Studios in Surrey

Rock band Trigger Mafia will be featured during the Hell or High Water benefit concert and day-long telethon on Sunday, March 13. Later, the band will be playing its first live show at Vancouver’s Roxy Cabaret, on April 1. (File photo)
The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Participants in the Coldest Night of the Year event walk through Cloverdale Feb. 26 in support of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Cloverdale’s Coldest Night event raises more than $230K

Second highest donation amount raised in Canada

Participants in the Coldest Night of the Year event walk through Cloverdale Feb. 26 in support of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Coldest Night of the Year returns this weekend. (file)

Coldest Night of the Year returns this weekend

Virtual event will include individual walks, online fun, games and prizes

Coldest Night of the Year returns this weekend. (file)
Members of the community participate in the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year event in 2020. This year’s event will be basically back to normal say organizers. (Photo Submitted: Amanda Grewall)

Community Kitchen on pace to reach fundraising goal

Kitchen seeking to raise $200K during Coldest Night of the Year charity walk

Members of the community participate in the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year event in 2020. This year’s event will be basically back to normal say organizers. (Photo Submitted: Amanda Grewall)
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Surrey’s ‘Toonies for Tomorrow’ fundraising campaign aims to raise $1.2M by Feb. 27

‘February is the perfect month to launch this campaign, as it is the month we celebrate love’

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“Star Wars” characters at Surrey's Hubcast studio for a segment to air during this week's Variety Show of Hearts telethon. (Submitted photo)

‘Star Wars’ characters in Surrey to entertain Variety Show of Hearts viewers

Annual telethon runs from Thursday to Saturday this week

“Star Wars” characters at Surrey's Hubcast studio for a segment to air during this week's Variety Show of Hearts telethon. (Submitted photo)
Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kindergartener ‘poster-girl’ for Variety telethon

Lucy Gallant, along with her twin sister Lilly, have been filming commercials for the telethon

Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)
John and Rose Block stand at the Rotary Feed My City hut in White Rock. The program is one of many supported by the Blocks by both volunteerism and resources. (Aaron Hinks photo)

John Block named Surrey Good Citizen of the Year

Block has spent 30 years supporting society’s most vulnerable people

John and Rose Block stand at the Rotary Feed My City hut in White Rock. The program is one of many supported by the Blocks by both volunteerism and resources. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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

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)
Firefighters chip trees for Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society causes in 2015. (File photo)

Tree-chipping for charity at two Surrey malls Saturday, Jan. 8

Tree chipping for charity will be done at Surrey’s two largest shopping…

Firefighters chip trees for Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society causes in 2015. (File photo)
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

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)
Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford students’ Red Cross donation for flood recovery tops $21K

Pair’s GoFundMe campaign matched by provincial and federal governments

Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)
Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)

Boy, 8, crafts clay Christmas trees and raises $3,500 for Abbotsford search-and-rescue team

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue visits Gavin King of Coquitlam to thank him

Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)
Whalley Chiefs baseball players with Santa and donations they collected for delivery to Surrey Food Bank. (submitted photo)

Whalley baseball players deliver 30 boxes of food, diapers to Surrey Food Bank

‘We are pleased that we could help to bring a little comfort and brighten someone’s Christmas,’ Chiefs rep says

Whalley Chiefs baseball players with Santa and donations they collected for delivery to Surrey Food Bank. (submitted photo)
On Christmas Day in 2015, Erica Jane Beckstead (right) and other Whalley Santa Cause volunteers sort through hampers before delivering them to those living on local streets. (File photo)

‘Whalley Santa Cause’ donations needed for Christmas Day delivery to people living on Surrey streets

At 1 p.m. on Dec. 25, volunteers meet at Gateway SkyTrain station to start delivering hampers

On Christmas Day in 2015, Erica Jane Beckstead (right) and other Whalley Santa Cause volunteers sort through hampers before delivering them to those living on local streets. (File photo)
The Community Thrift Store, which is run as a partnership between the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and the Surrey Hospice Society, has donated clothing to help Indigenous communities impacted by the flooding last month. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Surrey firefighters, hospice donate clothing to Indigenous communities impacted by floods

This is despite the Community Thrift Store suffering yet another break-in

The Community Thrift Store, which is run as a partnership between the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and the Surrey Hospice Society, has donated clothing to help Indigenous communities impacted by the flooding last month. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
Santa with some furry friends during a recent charity photo shoot at OpenRoad Honda Surrey. (submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Holiday best for some pets in charity shoot with Santa at Surrey auto dealership

Surrey event raised more than $1,500 for Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Santa with some furry friends during a recent charity photo shoot at OpenRoad Honda Surrey. (submitted photo)