Charity and Donations

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for B.C. babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

 

Kimberly Snow, founder of the Langley-based outreach agency Kimz Angels, announced there will be an online version of their annual gala fundraiser this year (Langley Advance Times file)

Annual fundraiser for Kimz Angels outreach agency in Langley will happen, virtually

In-person version had to be cancelled for second year in a row due to COVID-19

 

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

 

By formally adopting one or more of the new arrivals at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife refuge, donors will receive a tax receipt for their charitable donation, and an certificate which contains a photo of their orphan (Critter Care)

Adopt an animal orphan and help Langley’s Critter Care wildlife refuge

Fundraiser for registered charity offers a chance to sponsor individual animals

By formally adopting one or more of the new arrivals at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife refuge, donors will receive a tax receipt for their charitable donation, and an certificate which contains a photo of their orphan (Critter Care)
Langley sister Shannon Obando, 35, and Jen Spier, 29, started Hope in a Box, which features items from local small businesses, to fundraiser for non-profit Hope International. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley sisters Hope in a Box fundraiser: local products with global impact

All proceeds will benefit non-profit Hope International

Langley sister Shannon Obando, 35, and Jen Spier, 29, started Hope in a Box, which features items from local small businesses, to fundraiser for non-profit Hope International. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley businessman Eric Woodward said social media claims that his namesake charitable foundation isn’t following through with a promised $1.1 million for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation ER campaign are “obviously absurd (File)
Fort Langley businessman Eric Woodward said social media claims that his namesake charitable foundation isn’t following through with a promised $1.1 million for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation ER campaign are “obviously absurd (File)
Seen here in a pre-pandemic file photo, First West Foundation Chair Peter Podovinikoff (2nd from left) was instrumental in creating First West Foundation through his role as Delta Credit Union’s chief executive officer and continues to serve on its board of directors. (file)

First West Foundation marks 25 years of helping the community

Over the years, it has grown from hundreds of thousands, to millions of dollars in assets

Seen here in a pre-pandemic file photo, First West Foundation Chair Peter Podovinikoff (2nd from left) was instrumental in creating First West Foundation through his role as Delta Credit Union’s chief executive officer and continues to serve on its board of directors. (file)
Langley’s Violet Flannigan, 4, will be appearing on the three-day Variety Show of Hearts telethon that begins Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 (Video image)
Langley’s Violet Flannigan, 4, will be appearing on the three-day Variety Show of Hearts telethon that begins Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 (Video image)
At R.E. Mountain Secondary school in Langley, Kaylyn Williams, Brandon Chow, the Food Bank’s Jim Calamunce, and Julia Cotton held a socially-distant – and masked – cheque presentation (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a ‘pivot’ by R.E. Mountain Secondary School students paid off for 22 local families – and the food bank

When they couldn’t collect donations the usual way, they found another way

At R.E. Mountain Secondary school in Langley, Kaylyn Williams, Brandon Chow, the Food Bank’s Jim Calamunce, and Julia Cotton held a socially-distant – and masked – cheque presentation (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank is located at 2356 156 St. (File photo)

Door-to-door canvassers not working on behalf of Sources Food Bank, says manager

Accredited White Rock, South Surrey, Langley food bank does not canvas for donations

Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank is located at 2356 156 St. (File photo)
Volunteers at the Langley Food Bank have set-up distribution outside in the parking lot so clients can safely distance. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Generous donations help Langley food banks support uptick in clients over holiday season

Sources and Langley Food Bank offer delivery services

Volunteers at the Langley Food Bank have set-up distribution outside in the parking lot so clients can safely distance. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
It wasn’t what he expected to raise, it was a whole lot better. Sammy J’s general manager Randy Butson (centre) with restaurant assistant manager Regan Will (L) presented a cheque for more than $15,000 to Langley Food Bank executive director Jim Calamunce on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
It wasn’t what he expected to raise, it was a whole lot better. Sammy J’s general manager Randy Butson (centre) with restaurant assistant manager Regan Will (L) presented a cheque for more than $15,000 to Langley Food Bank executive director Jim Calamunce on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Steve Harvey of Bartlett Tree Experts feeds trees into a chipper on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 during the annual Ride 2 Survive fundraiser at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, the seventh year that the company has donated its services.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Ride 2 Survive Langley tree chipping event sets a record

There were more trees, and people were donating more per tree, organizer says

Steve Harvey of Bartlett Tree Experts feeds trees into a chipper on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 during the annual Ride 2 Survive fundraiser at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, the seventh year that the company has donated its services.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Staff at Brogan’s Diner volunteered their time on Dec. 25, 2020 to help prepare and serve free Christmas dinner to those in need of a warm meal. (Brogan’s Diner/Facebook)

Brogan’s Diner serves 450 Christmas dinners to Langley community

A combination of dine-in and take-out meals were provided

Staff at Brogan’s Diner volunteered their time on Dec. 25, 2020 to help prepare and serve free Christmas dinner to those in need of a warm meal. (Brogan’s Diner/Facebook)
Thanks to residents, businesses, and organizations in town, the Langley Christmas Bureau surpassed its fundraising goal this year. (Langley Advance Times illustration)

Kindness ensures Langley Christmas Bureau surpasses goal, raises $370,000

Charity supported around 700 local families, 1,600 kids

Thanks to residents, businesses, and organizations in town, the Langley Christmas Bureau surpassed its fundraising goal this year. (Langley Advance Times illustration)
On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, Grace Stewart and Charlene Fassbender from the Thank-you for Caring Society visited the Langley Christmas Bureau’s temporary location at Timms Community Centre to present bureau coordinator Velma MacAllister (centre) with a cheque for more than $30,000. (Peter Fassbender/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Virtual Christmas Tea fundraiser raises $30,000 for Langley bureau

Local charity wrapped up giving season on Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, Grace Stewart and Charlene Fassbender from the Thank-you for Caring Society visited the Langley Christmas Bureau’s temporary location at Timms Community Centre to present bureau coordinator Velma MacAllister (centre) with a cheque for more than $30,000. (Peter Fassbender/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Emily Schlenker, with the City of Langley library, shows just a selection of books the Langley Literary Association purchased this 2020 season for kids helped by the local Christmas bureau. (Alicia Rempel/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley group gives the gift of literacy this Christmas

Literacy association donates $12,000 in new books to local bureau

Emily Schlenker, with the City of Langley library, shows just a selection of books the Langley Literary Association purchased this 2020 season for kids helped by the local Christmas bureau. (Alicia Rempel/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford wildlife centre joins laundry list of groups suffering financially due to pandemic

Centre desperately in need of new outbuildings to house and care for small creatures

Elizabeth Melnick at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Raider is one of the cats available for adoption at the CARES cat shelter. (CARES website)

Langley cat group fundraiser offers coffee, china and champagne

CARES cat shelter is holding a holiday auction with a goal to raise $2,000

Raider is one of the cats available for adoption at the CARES cat shelter. (CARES website)
Velma MacAllister, coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau, sits behind a Plexi-glass barrier to check-in clients visiting the charity’s temporary location at Timms Community Centre at Langley City hall during the 2020 holiday season. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Christmas Bureau aid makes for a ‘grateful mother’

Local charity hopes to support more families

Velma MacAllister, coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau, sits behind a Plexi-glass barrier to check-in clients visiting the charity’s temporary location at Timms Community Centre at Langley City hall during the 2020 holiday season. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)