Charity and Donations

People are asked to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s by setting a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo residents asked to ‘walk their own way’ for Alzheimer’s

Month-long self-paced fitness challenge supports Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.

 

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo bakery earns more for charity than any other Cobs Bread in Canada

Terminal Park location raises $22,000 for Loaves and Fishes food bank

 

Ann Marie Ebdrup, dealer principal at Steve Marshall Ford, left, presents $12,600 to the Haven Society, represented by Sarah Bramley, fund development manager. (Photo submitted)

Auto dealership’s donation helps protect women and children

Steve Marshall Ford presents $12,600 to Haven Society

 

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

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Public helps non-profit Beacon Hill Children’s Farm with nearly $100,000 influx

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Heidi Sinclair, executive director of Nanaimo Community Kitchens, left, accepts a $13,500 donation from 100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island, represented by Nahanni Ackroyd and Shannon Gorgichuk. (Photo submitted)

Caring women in Nanaimo give generously to community kitchen society

100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island donate $13,500 to Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society

Heidi Sinclair, executive director of Nanaimo Community Kitchens, left, accepts a $13,500 donation from 100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island, represented by Nahanni Ackroyd and Shannon Gorgichuk. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo Clippers are seeking assistance in raising money for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Texting NANKIDS to 41010 will see a $10 donation to the food bank. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo Clippers look to assist food bank with fundraising goal

People can text-to-donate to support Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank

The Nanaimo Clippers are seeking assistance in raising money for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Texting NANKIDS to 41010 will see a $10 donation to the food bank. (Submitted photo)
Violet Hayes, Island Crisis Care Society executive director, accepts a $2,100 donation on behalf of the society from Jeff Campbell, director of Ears to You mobile hearing clinic. (Photos submitted)

Hearing tests sound good to Island Crisis Care Society in Nanaimo

Ears to You mobile hearing clinic raises money for non-profit

Violet Hayes, Island Crisis Care Society executive director, accepts a $2,100 donation on behalf of the society from Jeff Campbell, director of Ears to You mobile hearing clinic. (Photos submitted)
Harris Mazda owner Mike Harris, general manager Bruce Coombes and sales manager Ryan Saunders present a $6,600 cheque to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA, represented by branch manager Leon Davis. (Photo submitted)

Mazda vehicle sales and test drives benefit Nanaimo SPCA

Harris Mazda presents $6,600 to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA following charity effort

Harris Mazda owner Mike Harris, general manager Bruce Coombes and sales manager Ryan Saunders present a $6,600 cheque to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA, represented by branch manager Leon Davis. (Photo submitted)
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Island walk to help homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
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)
John Barsby Secondary School students will benefit from a donation from Mosiac Forest Management. Pictured here, food being sorted at the school gym during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook photo)
John Barsby Secondary School students will benefit from a donation from Mosiac Forest Management. Pictured here, food being sorted at the school gym during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook photo)
Dodd’s Furniture, in partnership with the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition, is collecting gently used coats to be distributed through social agencies to people experiencing homelessness. (Stock photo)

Coat drive in Nanaimo helping to keep people warm this winter

Dodd’s Furniture collecting coats in partnership with Nanaimo Homeless Coalition

Dodd’s Furniture, in partnership with the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition, is collecting gently used coats to be distributed through social agencies to people experiencing homelessness. (Stock photo)
Sean McCue, Nanaimo News Bulletin publisher, presents a cheque for $1,800 to Carolyn Iles, Great Nanaimo Toy Drive board member. The money, which will help purchase presents for children of financially challenged families in Nanaimo, was raised through the News Bulletin’s annual Coins for Kids campaign. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sean McCue, Nanaimo News Bulletin publisher, presents a cheque for $1,800 to Carolyn Iles, Great Nanaimo Toy Drive board member. The money, which will help purchase presents for children of financially challenged families in Nanaimo, was raised through the News Bulletin’s annual Coins for Kids campaign. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Altrusan Vicki Calder, left, delivers Bus and Park It packs to Kiara Colyn from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)

Pandemic prompts Altrusa Club project to get people out to enjoy Nanaimo’s parks

Bus and Park It packs include free bus passes and PPE for people experiencing poverty and depression

Altrusan Vicki Calder, left, delivers Bus and Park It packs to Kiara Colyn from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Paige Karczynski is the new executive director of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Photo submitted)

New executive director leading Nanaimo hospice at a time when grief counselling is greatly needed

Paige Karczynski takes over as Nanaimo Community Hospice Society begins its 40th year

Paige Karczynski is the new executive director of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Photo submitted)
News Bulletin file photo

Nanaimo NightOwls hoping to fill an RV with food donations

West Coast League baseball team organizing Jan. 1 charity drive for Loaves and Fishes

News Bulletin file photo
A window display at Lucid earlier this year, with paintings by Andrea Thomas. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Foundation offers thanks for nearly $700,000 in COVID-19 relief

Local fundraising and federal money supported Nanaimo Community Response Fund in 2020

A window display at Lucid earlier this year, with paintings by Andrea Thomas. (News Bulletin file photo)
Great Nanaimo Toy Drive organizers wish to thank the community for support of this year’s charity drive. (Photo submitted)

Great Nanaimo Toy Drive thanks community for ‘over the top’ support of Christmas charity

This year’s drive received the highest amount of cash donations in its 38-year history

Great Nanaimo Toy Drive organizers wish to thank the community for support of this year’s charity drive. (Photo submitted)
Publisher Sean McCue and others at the Nanaimo News Bulletin are hoping for a few more donations to Coins for Kids charity drive, which supports the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Coins still being sought for Christmas

News Bulletin charity collects for Great Nanaimo Toy Drive and Boys and Girls Clubs

Publisher Sean McCue and others at the Nanaimo News Bulletin are hoping for a few more donations to Coins for Kids charity drive, which supports the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Island Crisis Care Society is looking for some volunteer help. (News Bulletin file photo)

Crisis care society asks for volunteer assistance

Society looking for client support driver, kitchen meal prep volunteer

Island Crisis Care Society is looking for some volunteer help. (News Bulletin file photo)