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On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

 

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

 

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

 

SEMO Foundation supporters attend a charity golf tournament in June at Guildford Golf & Country Club. The SEMO Foundation will hold its annual INSPIRE fundraising event Aug. 20 atop Langley’s Westlund Building. (Photo submitted: SEMO Foundation)

SEMO Foundation to hold fundraiser for six local charities

Surrey charity to host buffet atop Langley’s Westlund Building

SEMO Foundation supporters attend a charity golf tournament in June at Guildford Golf & Country Club. The SEMO Foundation will hold its annual INSPIRE fundraising event Aug. 20 atop Langley’s Westlund Building. (Photo submitted: SEMO Foundation)
Clayton Heights Secondary student Anja Scholz received a scholarship and a recognition certificate from Sheryl Stuart, past-president of the Cloverdale Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary gives out $5,000 to students, charities

Annual donation luncheon supports students and local charities

Clayton Heights Secondary student Anja Scholz received a scholarship and a recognition certificate from Sheryl Stuart, past-president of the Cloverdale Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
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COSTLY LIVING: ‘Buy Nothing’ movement grows in Surrey as people look to give, receive gifts

‘Gift economy’ networks help people save money and also reduce waste

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(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lucas Jacques, owner of Braccialetto sells bracelets that he makes himself and donates a portion of the proceeds to various charities. (Contributed photo)

9-year-old South Surrey entrepreneur raises money for Ukraine relief

Lucas Jacques donates part of his earnings through his bracelet sales to various charities

Lucas Jacques, owner of Braccialetto sells bracelets that he makes himself and donates a portion of the proceeds to various charities. (Contributed photo)
A view of some items for sale at Elim’s 2019 ‘garage’ estate sale. (Submitted photo)

‘Monumental’ garage-estate sale in Surrey to help Ukrainian refugees

Event at Elim Village June 3-4 will see 30 per cent of sales earmarked to help Ukrainians displaced by Putin’s war

A view of some items for sale at Elim’s 2019 ‘garage’ estate sale. (Submitted photo)
Centennial Arena was filled with Gala attendees to enjoy a night inspired by Italian culture, while also giving back to the Peace Arch Hospital. (Submitted photo/Peace Arch Hospital Foundation)

2022 Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Gala fundraiser ‘a love letter to Italy’

Long-awaited May 7 gala raised more than $900,000

Centennial Arena was filled with Gala attendees to enjoy a night inspired by Italian culture, while also giving back to the Peace Arch Hospital. (Submitted photo/Peace Arch Hospital Foundation)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Grade 7 student Riley Campbell has raised $1,300 selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukrainian refugees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley girl selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukraine refugees

$1,300 raised, so far, by a 12 year old from Willoughby

Grade 7 student Riley Campbell has raised $1,300 selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukrainian refugees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, works on a bike March 18. The community bike shop will hold its second annual bike sale April 2. Cloverdale Community Cycles is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold new and used bike sale April 2

Repair shop selling wide range of bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, works on a bike March 18. The community bike shop will hold its second annual bike sale April 2. Cloverdale Community Cycles is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
From left: The Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Matthew Campbell and Meghan Neufeld receive a cheque from Yvonne Stengel (Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing) and Aman Dhillon (Tangerine Developments) for $9,600. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Developer and marketer donate nearly $10K to local charity

Tangerine Developments and Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing partner to raise money for Cloverdale Community Kitchen

From left: The Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Matthew Campbell and Meghan Neufeld receive a cheque from Yvonne Stengel (Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing) and Aman Dhillon (Tangerine Developments) for $9,600. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Left to right: Beverley Rennicks, Courtney van den Boogaard, Alison Minto, Jenny Tate, and Matthew Campbell hand out Coldest Night of the Year toques Feb. 20, 2021. This year, CNOY will take place Feb. 26. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser supports Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Annual events raises funds to help out homeless community

Left to right: Beverley Rennicks, Courtney van den Boogaard, Alison Minto, Jenny Tate, and Matthew Campbell hand out Coldest Night of the Year toques Feb. 20, 2021. This year, CNOY will take place Feb. 26. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Workers from BC Plant Health Care use a tree chipping machine. The company will be chipping trees by donation at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Jan. 8 with all proceeds going to support the Kitchen. (Photo submitted: BC Plant Health Care)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen to host tree-chipping day

Event kicks off Coldest Night of the Year fundraising drive

Workers from BC Plant Health Care use a tree chipping machine. The company will be chipping trees by donation at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Jan. 8 with all proceeds going to support the Kitchen. (Photo submitted: BC Plant Health Care)
Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received a donation of $10,000 during the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society’s Seven Days of Giving. (Delta Firefighters Charitable Society/submitted photo)

Delta firefighters donate $70K over ‘Seven Days of Giving’

Seven local non-profits received $10,000 each in the days leading up to Christmas

Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received a donation of $10,000 during the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society’s Seven Days of Giving. (Delta Firefighters Charitable Society/submitted photo)
The 2021 Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive collected more than 1,000 toys and $9,000 cash this year. (Surrey RCMP photo)

RCMP-backed toy drive raises thousands in honour of Surrey youngster

Keian Blundell lost battle with leukemia in 2014, but money and toys collected in his name

The 2021 Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive collected more than 1,000 toys and $9,000 cash this year. (Surrey RCMP photo)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)