Charity and Donations

Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board unveils a glowing bench at McBurney Plaza

Donation was to celebrate the board’s 100th anniversary

 

Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotary members fill two SUVs with warm clothing

This was the club’s fourth donation drive

 

Gerald and Ashley Samborski raise funds to honour the memory of Adeline Samborski, Ashley’s mom and Gerald’s wife, who died in 2013 following an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. (file)

Father-and-son campaign against cancer looks for fifth family to help

“Adeline Samborski $5k give away” honours memory of Langley wife and mother

 

Keian Blundell with dad Ryan and RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis at Canuck Place (Ryan Blundell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Organizations reach out to the community for toy donations

Some bring Santa and celebrities to attract donors

Keian Blundell with dad Ryan and RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis at Canuck Place (Ryan Blundell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Hayley Clay, with 6-month-old Juniper, posed for pictures at the Christmas Tea hosted by The Thank You For Caring Society. The event drew 350 people to the Cascades Casino Ballroom Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 350 attend annual Christmas tea fundraiser in Langley

It was the first restriction-free version of the event since the pandemic

Hayley Clay, with 6-month-old Juniper, posed for pictures at the Christmas Tea hosted by The Thank You For Caring Society. The event drew 350 people to the Cascades Casino Ballroom Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lisa Dreves is the stewardship coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). She will attend the upcoming ‘Movember movement’ events in honour of her dad, who committed suicide at the age of 48. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LEPS joins ‘Movember’ mental-well being movement

Engages community and brings them closer to nature

Lisa Dreves is the stewardship coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). She will attend the upcoming ‘Movember movement’ events in honour of her dad, who committed suicide at the age of 48. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
chaplain, pastor Max Dávila, and a Fraser Valley Adventist Academy student holding donations that were brought into the school. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Students spearhead food drive Sunday

Fraser Valley Adventist Academy kids collecting non-perishables for homeless and food bank

chaplain, pastor Max Dávila, and a Fraser Valley Adventist Academy student holding donations that were brought into the school. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley organizations gear up for blanket drives a little early this year

Multiple donation events happening in the community

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)
Just over 100 participants brought new, unwrapped toys to the 39th annual Kruise For Kids toy drive on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University parking lot in Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A rain-soaked Kruise For Kids collects toys for needy families

Langley event reports drop in toy contributions, but cash donations are up

Just over 100 participants brought new, unwrapped toys to the 39th annual Kruise For Kids toy drive on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University parking lot in Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
West Coast Walleye played a friendly game of hockey with the Icebreakers at the Langley Sportsplex on Oct. 29 to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital foundation. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
West Coast Walleye played a friendly game of hockey with the Icebreakers at the Langley Sportsplex on Oct. 29 to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital foundation. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook Shopping Mall is getting ready for its annual charity shopping night – event to take place Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Shoppers invited to mall in Langley for charity shopping

Rotary wine festival and charity shopping night merged into one big fundraiser

Willowbrook Shopping Mall is getting ready for its annual charity shopping night – event to take place Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
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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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Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

17-year old’s passion for community service receives support from dozens

Aldergrove girl partnered with Gateway of Hope for her project

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters Paul Henkel, Darian MacDonald, Matthew Latham, and Ryan Nordan at the annual boot drive. Langley City firefighters ran a three day long boot drive to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC). (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters Paul Henkel, Darian MacDonald, Matthew Latham, and Ryan Nordan at the annual boot drive. Langley City firefighters ran a three day long boot drive to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC). (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)

Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation receives its first ever grant

Funding will help the organization provide food hampers to those in need

Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley charity joins province-wide campaign to support food banks ahead of Thanksgiving

“We understand the struggle,’ says organizer as food prices rise due to inflation

Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners will cover a 10-km route, which includes the scenic trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park. They could also stop for tastings at selected local award-winning wineries. Live music, snacks, and more planned. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners will cover a 10-km route, which includes the scenic trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park. They could also stop for tastings at selected local award-winning wineries. Live music, snacks, and more planned. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

More facilities for women in need as Ishtar gets a new office space

Additional space has shower, snacks, clothes, and more

Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Tim Hortons joins nation-wide smile cookie campaign

People can visit participating locations to purchase $1 cookies

Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)