Charity and Donations

Noah Glickman with some of the equipment donated by the U12 boys and U13 girls soccer teams to be shipped to youth in Gashora, Rwanda. (Photo contributed by Markus Glickman)

Young Fernie soccer players dig deep for Rwanda

The U12 boys and U13 girls soccer teams in Fernie have come together to donate soccer equipment

 

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Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

 

Paramedic Will Rogers donates his pandemic pay to the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau Nov. 5. Rogers is challenging other front-line workers to donate their pandemic pay as well. (Photo: Submitted)

Paramedic donates pandemic pay to B.C. charity, challenges others to do same

Will Rogers gifts $2,000 each to Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau

 

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)

Narwhal tusk discovered in Calgary Goodwill pile to be donated to university

The tusk had federal hunting tags from 1978 attached that say animal was harvested from the central Arctic

A narwhal tusk that was donated to a Goodwill store in northwest Calgary this summer will soon be gifted to the Arctic Institute of North America (Hesam Rezaei)
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Nelson sheriffs Mike Kosof (in the mask) and Rob Crowder lead the peloton through the city Monday morning during the annual Cops for Kids ride. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson sheriffs lead Cops For Kids through the city

Mike Kosof and Rob Crowder are cycling for the annual fundraiser

Nelson sheriffs Mike Kosof (in the mask) and Rob Crowder lead the peloton through the city Monday morning during the annual Cops for Kids ride. Photo: Tyler Harper
Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy

Imagine Canada, a charity itself, has calculated the COVID-19 pandemic will cut donations by up to $6 billion this year

Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)
A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
Martial Arts for Justice president Dean Siminoff is seen here with Xaverine Mujawayezu, vice president of Avega Agahozo, a foundation in Rwanda that assists widows and orphans of the country’s 1994 genocide. Photo submitted

Martial Arts for Justice aims to help 500 genocide survivors in Rwanda in 2020

The Nelson-based charity has also debuted its own YouTube channel

  • Feb 22, 2020
Martial Arts for Justice president Dean Siminoff is seen here with Xaverine Mujawayezu, vice president of Avega Agahozo, a foundation in Rwanda that assists widows and orphans of the country’s 1994 genocide. Photo submitted
Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo

Man accidentally donates girlfriend’s 50 pairs of shoes to B.C. thrift store

Cassandra Converse has forgiven him, but she jokes that this Valentine’s Day better be pretty special

Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo
Longtime Nelson CARES board member Nick Toner models the new Coldest Night of the Year toque. Photo submitted

Coldest Night nears in Nelson

The sixth annual event runs Feb. 22

  • Feb 3, 2020
Longtime Nelson CARES board member Nick Toner models the new Coldest Night of the Year toque. Photo submitted