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On Sunday, Nov. 20, in Aldergrove, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (FVAA) student Soleina Hunter and classmates were collecting donations of non-perishable food at the Aldergrove Plaza. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove students gather food for the needy

One of several acts of kindness initiatives encouraged by Fraser Valley Adventist Academy

 

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

 

People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Memorial toy drive more than doubles donations

A charity event in memory of Langley’s Bradley McPherson surpassed family’s expectations

 

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

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)
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

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)
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)
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)
Fort Langley’s Manjit Gill reached out to the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey to provide food for the temporary 24-hour extreme weather shelter in Langley last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

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Fort Langley’s Manjit Gill reached out to the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey to provide food for the temporary 24-hour extreme weather shelter in Langley last year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Harrison Landing residents (in no particular order) including Margaret Jackson, Lorrie Bryson, Arlene Brown, Helen Prystay, and Dorothy Williams are joined by quilters guild members Darlene Muench and Barb Connolly, in making quilts for local babies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Crafting means warmth for Langley newborns

Harrison Landing residents make gifts for expectant moms and more specifically their babies

Harrison Landing residents (in no particular order) including Margaret Jackson, Lorrie Bryson, Arlene Brown, Helen Prystay, and Dorothy Williams are joined by quilters guild members Darlene Muench and Barb Connolly, in making quilts for local babies. (Special to 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)
Costumed teams competed in the annual “Grape Stomp” fundraiser at Township 7 Winery in South Langley Oct 22 and 23. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Good grapes a problem for annual stomp at Langley winery

There wasn’t as many lesser-quality grapes for the contest

Costumed teams competed in the annual “Grape Stomp” fundraiser at Township 7 Winery in South Langley Oct 22 and 23. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)

‘Scarecrow Stroll’ charity event returns to Art’s Nursery

Eighth annual ‘stroll’ runs until Oct. 31

Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)
Theft of a catalytic converter from a Langley Meals On Wheels (MOW) delivery van was described as a “huge loss” and a “bump in the road” for the Aldergrove-based non-profit. The Nissan Cube, seen here being towed away after the theft was discovered, has been in the shop since the Sept. 15 theft in Langley City. (Langley Meals On Wheels)

Theft of catalytic converter sidelines Langley Meals On Wheels delivery van

Non-profit using a rental while they wait for repairs

Theft of a catalytic converter from a Langley Meals On Wheels (MOW) delivery van was described as a “huge loss” and a “bump in the road” for the Aldergrove-based non-profit. The Nissan Cube, seen here being towed away after the theft was discovered, has been in the shop since the Sept. 15 theft in Langley City. (Langley Meals On Wheels)
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)
Township of Langley firefighters took in more than $30,000 in donations for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, during the first boot drive since the pandemic, held over the Sept. 17 weekend. (IAFF Local 4550 image)

Firefighters boot drive raises more than $30K from Township residents

‘A good chunk of change’ considering it is the first since pandemic

Township of Langley firefighters took in more than $30,000 in donations for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, during the first boot drive since the pandemic, held over the Sept. 17 weekend. (IAFF Local 4550 image)
In September, Langley Meals On Wheels Services Society Program Manager Barb Stack and Executive Director Shannon Woykin, had their picture taken at the under-construction coffee bar in the Aldergrove Community Station House kitchen in the 2900-block of 272nd Street, home of the charity’s planned cafe. In October, Woykin revealed an ‘unexpected delay’ was holding up completion. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
In September, Langley Meals On Wheels Services Society Program Manager Barb Stack and Executive Director Shannon Woykin, had their picture taken at the under-construction coffee bar in the Aldergrove Community Station House kitchen in the 2900-block of 272nd Street, home of the charity’s planned cafe. In October, Woykin revealed an ‘unexpected delay’ was holding up completion. (Dan Ferguson/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)
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)
In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)

Scarecrow Stroll benefits charity

A local garden nursery prepares for its 8th annual pre-Halloween event in aid of non-profits

In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)
A hopeful 50-50 ticket buyer filled out the contact information at a pop-up Rotary ticket booth in front of the Otter Co-op on Aug. 7. (Langley Advance Times file)

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A hopeful 50-50 ticket buyer filled out the contact information at a pop-up Rotary ticket booth in front of the Otter Co-op on Aug. 7. (Langley Advance Times file)