Charity and Donations

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Penticton Regional Hospital Auxiliary donates $78k to school breakfast programs

The Penticton Breakfast Club runs programs at Queens Park, Westbench and Columbia Elementary schools

 

Customers are lined up at Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store in this 2019 file photo. Even today, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, the store continues to see around 150 customers a day. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland thrift store to close until Jan. 2, 2021

Concerns about increase in COVID-19 cases led to decision to close doors

 

Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)

Gifts that make a difference in the North Okanagan

List of local charity wish lists

 

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Discovery House receives $50,000 donation to kick off annual fundraiser

The ‘Shed the Light on Addiction’ fundraising campaign is underway

(Black Press file photo)
Over 30 per cent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. (Wikimedia Commons)

Penticton families need help getting kids into the game

Ninth annual KidSport Give the Gift of Sport fundraising campaign could be the most crucial one yet

Over 30 per cent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Vernon Public Art Gallery is looking to the community to support its programming, which VantageOne Credit Union is matching for Giving Tuesday. (VPAG image)

Vernon art gallery gets a boost for Giving Tuesday

VantageOne Credit Union matching donations

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is looking to the community to support its programming, which VantageOne Credit Union is matching for Giving Tuesday. (VPAG image)
Bill Dyck, 3 (right) was with Amelia Rutlege, 4, and Otis the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre mascot, balances the envelope with donations he and sister Eloise May raised at their combined birthday party. (Mark Brett - Western News file)

Share a Smile Telethon to support local kids set for tonight

Proceeds support programs for children in the South Okangan

Bill Dyck, 3 (right) was with Amelia Rutlege, 4, and Otis the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre mascot, balances the envelope with donations he and sister Eloise May raised at their combined birthday party. (Mark Brett - Western News file)
The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)

Help SOWINS Share the Spirit this winter

The society is looking for donations of funds and items for holiday hampers and backpacks

The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)
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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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The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
The local Tim Horton’s raised over $30,000 for school breakfast programs in the area. (Submitted)
Penticton’s Home Hardware is stepping up to raise money for breast cancer research, matching all customer donations made in November. (Google Maps photo)

Penticton Home Hardware raising money for breast cancer research

The hardware store will match all customer donations

Penticton’s Home Hardware is stepping up to raise money for breast cancer research, matching all customer donations made in November. (Google Maps photo)
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)
Marla Atchison, Ginny Bennett, Joan Bauman, Joan Popovich and Gail Stranberg of the Keremeos Royal Purple are holding their annual Handbags for Hope event beginning Nov. 9, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Handbags for Hope back to support South Okanagan women in need

Donations will be accepted beginning Nov. 9

Marla Atchison, Ginny Bennett, Joan Bauman, Joan Popovich and Gail Stranberg of the Keremeos Royal Purple are holding their annual Handbags for Hope event beginning Nov. 9, 2020. (Submitted photo)
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)
Lois Hoyum, a resident at Summerland Seniors Village, has made 20 school bags which will be distributed to children in Jordan and Ukraine. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland senior sews cloth bags for international school supplies

Donations of school supplies will be distributed to children in Jordan and Ukraine

Lois Hoyum, a resident at Summerland Seniors Village, has made 20 school bags which will be distributed to children in Jordan and Ukraine. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen accepting grant applications

Two sources of funding now available for charitable organizations in the region

(Black Press Media file)
The United Way today (Sept 25) kicked off their 70th campaign, marking a milestone for the organization, as well as a new start. Pictured above is Executive Director, Kahir Lalji, the group’s Executive Director. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

United Way celebrates seven decades of impact in Southern Interior

Organization sees issues with poverty, mental health and addictions, heighten during the pandemic

The United Way today (Sept 25) kicked off their 70th campaign, marking a milestone for the organization, as well as a new start. Pictured above is Executive Director, Kahir Lalji, the group’s Executive Director. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
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United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)

United Way Southern Interior child safety program expands

Families in need to receive car seats and baby care packages

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)
Christopher Society donates $200K for new CT scanner at PRH

Christopher Society donates $200K for new CT scanner at PRH

The South Okanagan Medical Society still needs $600K to meet their $3 million target

Christopher Society donates $200K for new CT scanner at PRH