Charity and Donations

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

  • Sep 28, 2020
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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Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign started Tuesday and runs until Sunday, Sept. 20, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Nanaimo will support the hospital foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Tim Hortons smile cookies being sold in support of Nanaimo hospital foundation

Nanaimo Tim Hortons owners challenge Victoria locations to see who can sell the most smile cookies

Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign started Tuesday and runs until Sunday, Sept. 20, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Nanaimo will support the hospital foundation. (Black Press file photo)
A past United Way charity campaign kickoff event in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Credit union donates $25,000 to Vancouver Island’s United Way chapters

Coastal Community Credit Union’s donation will help agencies provide services

A past United Way charity campaign kickoff event in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jenna Sutherland, Island Savings branch manager for Cedar, left, and Abby Sauchuk, director of development at Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, celebrate a $10,000 donation from Island Savings to the food bank’s Food 4 Summer campaign. (Photo submitted)

‘Food 4 Summer’ campaign in Nanaimo receives $10,000 from Island Savings

Loaves and Fishes trying to build new donor relationships during pandemic

Jenna Sutherland, Island Savings branch manager for Cedar, left, and Abby Sauchuk, director of development at Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, celebrate a $10,000 donation from Island Savings to the food bank’s Food 4 Summer campaign. (Photo submitted)
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)
Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, hopes people will support this year’s Stock the Lockers fundraiser, which continues until Aug. 31. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Stock the Lockers drive for vulnerable students in Nanaimo begins

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation exec says students need support leading up to fall semester

Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, hopes people will support this year’s Stock the Lockers fundraiser, which continues until Aug. 31. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
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Non-profits in the Nanaimo area will see $20,000 from the Garrett Paquette Fund for Families in Need. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Non-profits in Nanaimo will receive $20,000 in gift cards following Movember fundraiser

Garrett Paquette Fund for Families in Need donates Country Grocer gift cards

Non-profits in the Nanaimo area will see $20,000 from the Garrett Paquette Fund for Families in Need. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
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)
A GoFundMe has been started to try to help George Pilarski, 73, after he lost his truck and camper he was living in to a single vehicle accident and fire. (Photo submitted)
A GoFundMe has been started to try to help George Pilarski, 73, after he lost his truck and camper he was living in to a single vehicle accident and fire. (Photo submitted)
Prom Closet Nanaimo, a non-profit seeking to remove cost-prohibitive shopping for high school formals, is taking appointments for March 5-7. (Submitted photo)

‘Going green’ en vogue for Prom Closet Nanaimo

Non-profit event looking to make high school prom less cost-prohibitive goes March 5-7

Prom Closet Nanaimo, a non-profit seeking to remove cost-prohibitive shopping for high school formals, is taking appointments for March 5-7. (Submitted photo)
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
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