Charity and Donations

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)
VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU culinary arts students providing 200 meals each week to Salvation Army

Campus cafeterias have been closed but cooking has continued

VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Hearts in the window at a business on Selby Street in Nanaimo earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

United Way directs $400,000 to organizations helping people through the pandemic

$381,000 from federal government supplemented by $29,000 from United Way donors

Hearts in the window at a business on Selby Street in Nanaimo earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Representatives from Belron International, parent company of Speedy Glass, Broco Glass and Apple Auto Glass presented a cheque for $9,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society on Nov. 20. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo auto glass companies donate to battle breast cancer

Apple Auto Glass, Broco Glass and Speedy Glass help raise $9,000 for Canadian Cancer Society

Representatives from Belron International, parent company of Speedy Glass, Broco Glass and Apple Auto Glass presented a cheque for $9,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society on Nov. 20. (Photo submitted)
Hélène Sullivan watches her husband Pat throw a switch to light up a banner to officially jump start a Brighten Our Spirits light-up challenge, a fundraiser sparked by an offer of up to $10,000 in matching donation from the Sullivans to support therapy programs for residents at Eden Gardens. The campaign runs until Dec. 31. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Hélène Sullivan watches her husband Pat throw a switch to light up a banner to officially jump start a Brighten Our Spirits light-up challenge, a fundraiser sparked by an offer of up to $10,000 in matching donation from the Sullivans to support therapy programs for residents at Eden Gardens. The campaign runs until Dec. 31. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Elysha Gordon, left, Carrie Cross Wells and Erin Kaetler, took part in a fundraiser Dec. 5, benefiting Bruce and Cindra Caverley, a Nanaimo couple both suffering from Stage 4 cancer. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Community helps light up the season for Nanaimo mom and dad who both have cancer

Convoys parading past festively decorated house in central Nanaimo

Elysha Gordon, left, Carrie Cross Wells and Erin Kaetler, took part in a fundraiser Dec. 5, benefiting Bruce and Cindra Caverley, a Nanaimo couple both suffering from Stage 4 cancer. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis campaign seeks to help people with basic needs during the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

$20,000 donation will help youths and others on the Island impacted by COVID-19

RBC Foundation gives to United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island

The United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis campaign seeks to help people with basic needs during the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)
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