Charity and Donations

Steve Metcalfe, Quality Foods Harewood store manager, holds a poinsettia and a Coins for Kids donation jar, two symbols of Christmas spirit. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin

Coins for Kids collects for Christmas causes in Nanaimo

News Bulletin fundraising for Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, Boys and Girls Clubs

Steve Metcalfe, Quality Foods Harewood store manager, holds a poinsettia and a Coins for Kids donation jar, two symbols of Christmas spirit. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin
Lieut. Orphée Bernard takes a twirl on his Movember moustache as Lieut. Jeff Allan, back left, firefighters Andrew Mills and Layne Polnick and Capt. Troy Libbus display an oversized cheque showing the amount of cash raised from the profits of custom-embroidered T-shirt sales. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters raise moustache cash

Firefighters support Movember Canada through T-shirt sale fundraiser

Lieut. Orphée Bernard takes a twirl on his Movember moustache as Lieut. Jeff Allan, back left, firefighters Andrew Mills and Layne Polnick and Capt. Troy Libbus display an oversized cheque showing the amount of cash raised from the profits of custom-embroidered T-shirt sales. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation CEO, holds information brochures for the Light the Trees campaign, part of an effort to raise $5 million for the new intensive care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Million-dollar donation has Light the Trees campaign off to a bright start in Nanaimo

Windsor Plywood Foundation supports Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation

Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation CEO, holds information brochures for the Light the Trees campaign, part of an effort to raise $5 million for the new intensive care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Island Corridor Foundation says this year’s Holiday Train will be even more brightly lighted when it makes stops to collect donations for the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. (Photo submitted)

Island Corridor Foundation all aboard with Holiday Train supporting toy drive

Charity event supporting Great Nanaimo Toy Drive takes place at two locations Dec. 10

Island Corridor Foundation says this year’s Holiday Train will be even more brightly lighted when it makes stops to collect donations for the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. (Photo submitted)
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Salvation Army asks for volunteers to help serve up Christmas dinners

Charity looking for help with preparing, packaging, serving and delivering meals

News Bulletin file photo
Mel Huggins, left, and Greg Nowik of Bikes for Kids deliver bikes to children at Bayview Elementary School in Nanaimo on Nov. 18. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Bikes for Kids gets Nanaimo-Ladysmith students wheeling

Program sees The Nowik Team mortgage brokers, Nanaimo RCMP and Coal City Cycles work together

Mel Huggins, left, and Greg Nowik of Bikes for Kids deliver bikes to children at Bayview Elementary School in Nanaimo on Nov. 18. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s executive director, hoists donations to the Christmas hamper program. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Donations being accepted for Christmas hamper program in Nanaimo

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank accepting registrations now, distribution begins Dec. 14

Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s executive director, hoists donations to the Christmas hamper program. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, Brad Terragni, fire prevention officer, firefighter Jared MacLeod and the rest of Nanaimo’s firefighters are asking the public to pitch in to fight muscular dystrophy this weekend by donating to the Boot Drive. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters are out to give muscular dystrophy the boot this weekend

Boot Drive will take place at Save-On-Foods Country Club Centre on Saturday, Nov. 21

Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, Brad Terragni, fire prevention officer, firefighter Jared MacLeod and the rest of Nanaimo’s firefighters are asking the public to pitch in to fight muscular dystrophy this weekend by donating to the Boot Drive. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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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

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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

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)
Alison Douglas, owner of the Children’s Treehouse, left, makes a donation to the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, represented by board member Carolyn Iles. (Photo submitted)

Great Nanaimo Toy Drive puts out a call for volunteers

Registration for the Christmas charity starts Nov. 16

Alison Douglas, owner of the Children’s Treehouse, left, makes a donation to the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, represented by board member Carolyn Iles. (Photo submitted)
Jeanne Fahlman, acting executive director of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, left; Nahanni Ackroyd, 100-plus Women Who Care Mid-Island; Erin Johnson, hospice society; Shannon Gorgichuk, 100-plus Women; Janet Skinner, hospice society past-president; and Donna Houssin, 100-plus Women; gather for am $11,000 cheque presentation in October. (Photo submitted)

100-plus Women Who Care combine their efforts to help Nanaimo hospice

Nanaimo Community Hospice Society presented with $11,000 cheque

Jeanne Fahlman, acting executive director of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, left; Nahanni Ackroyd, 100-plus Women Who Care Mid-Island; Erin Johnson, hospice society; Shannon Gorgichuk, 100-plus Women; Janet Skinner, hospice society past-president; and Donna Houssin, 100-plus Women; gather for am $11,000 cheque presentation in October. (Photo submitted)
Kyle McInnis, owner of Timbermen Plumbing, left, and Ryan Dietterle of the Nanaimo Timbermen present a new set of tools to Dennis Hyland, whose tools were stolen earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo lacrosse community chips in to help out handyman after tool theft

Timbermen Plumbing owner and teammates, with deals from Nanaimo businesses, replace tool set

Kyle McInnis, owner of Timbermen Plumbing, left, and Ryan Dietterle of the Nanaimo Timbermen present a new set of tools to Dennis Hyland, whose tools were stolen earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Tara Feindel, left, Kamilla Duha and Sonja Ferg are among the members of Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo who will participate in a Halloween for Hunger event Oct. 31, collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Youths in costumes ask for community support of Halloween food drive

Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo holding event Oct. 31 outside former Pier 1 Imports

Tara Feindel, left, Kamilla Duha and Sonja Ferg are among the members of Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo who will participate in a Halloween for Hunger event Oct. 31, collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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)
Rugged Coast Research Society volunteers use a small boat and paddle boards to get through heavy surf to remote beaches to collect marine trash, which is placed in sacks and transported away on a larger craft. (Photo: Agathe Bernard, Rugged Coast Research Society)

Donation from Nanaimo family helps society clean up Island’s coastline

Rugged Coast Research Society needed boat and gear to clear marine trash from remote beaches

Rugged Coast Research Society volunteers use a small boat and paddle boards to get through heavy surf to remote beaches to collect marine trash, which is placed in sacks and transported away on a larger craft. (Photo: Agathe Bernard, Rugged Coast Research Society)
United Way’s giving campaign launches with less fanfare during pandemic

United Way’s giving campaign launches with less fanfare during pandemic

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island’s fall campaign is now underway

United Way’s giving campaign launches with less fanfare during pandemic
In a challenging year, we can still give thanks and give back

In a challenging year, we can still give thanks and give back

Thanksgiving campaign reminds us to give a little extra to those without homes

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In a challenging year, we can still give thanks and give back
Tour de Rock guest rider Alli Roberts climbs off the Tour de Rock train stopped at the old Nanaimo train station Sunday afternoon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock arrives in Nanaimo, now it’s off to the next station

Cops for Cancer team completes Nanaimo section of Vancouver Island cycle relay

Tour de Rock guest rider Alli Roberts climbs off the Tour de Rock train stopped at the old Nanaimo train station Sunday afternoon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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