Charity and Donations

Riders lined up at the start of the ninth annual Ride Into History fundraiser on Saturday, July 24 at the Christian Life Assembly in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Ride Into History remembers Langley rider

White ribbons worn in honour of Gitta Pennock

 

Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)

$50K infusion helps feed B.C. wildfire victims

Envision Financial and its members come through with donations to Food Bank BC

 

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

 

In a YouTube video posted to his fundraising page, Langley rider Joel Friesen he wants to provide ‘another shot at life’ for survivors of human trafficking. He will be riding 12 hours non-stop on Aug. 7 to raise $12,000 as part of a cross-Canada campaign, along with more than 400 others. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In a YouTube video posted to his fundraising page, Langley rider Joel Friesen he wants to provide ‘another shot at life’ for survivors of human trafficking. He will be riding 12 hours non-stop on Aug. 7 to raise $12,000 as part of a cross-Canada campaign, along with more than 400 others. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Young-at-heart, old guys’ to cycle across Canada to fund wells in Africa

65-day ride in support of Langley-based Global Aid Network campaign for clean water

On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

#commentsofkindess helps infuse Langley charities with needed cash

Envision Financial’s charity arm First West Foundation is running a Simple Generosity program

A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
About 30 riders took part in the 15th annual Ride For Doug fundraiser on Sunday, June 6, from Langley to Abbotsford. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Annual Ride For Doug fundraiser in Langley proceeds despite the rain

Not the worst we’ve been out in, said Doug Penner and dad Cam.

About 30 riders took part in the 15th annual Ride For Doug fundraiser on Sunday, June 6, from Langley to Abbotsford. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Doug Penner, with dad Cam and mom Allison, just before the June 2019 ride got underway. (Langley Advance Times File)

Registration is up for annual Ride For Doug fundraiser in Langley

Event raises money for muscular dystrophy research

Doug Penner, with dad Cam and mom Allison, just before the June 2019 ride got underway. (Langley Advance Times File)
James, Ian, Jaime and Cameron Dickson walked together on the last day of the MS Walk virtual fundraiser on Sunday, May 30, in Aldergrove Regional Park. Ian is Jaime’s husband and James and Cameron are their sons. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley residents beat MS Walk fundraising target

More than $10,000 raised locally by virtual event

James, Ian, Jaime and Cameron Dickson walked together on the last day of the MS Walk virtual fundraiser on Sunday, May 30, in Aldergrove Regional Park. Ian is Jaime’s husband and James and Cameron are their sons. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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

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

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)
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

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