Charity and Donations

SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon has teamed up with the Community Foundation of North Okanagan to help feed local families who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (SilverStar photo)

Vernon resort fills gap for residents impacted by COVID-19

SilverStar Mountain Resort and Community Foundation North Okanagan create program to feed families

 

Major Paul Trickett of the Salvation Army with Laurie Kidd, Lorri Kidd, Joan Chernesky of the Penticton Elks Lodge. (Contributed)

Penticton Elks Lodge makes $6,000 donation to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in need of donations now more than ever amid the pandemic

 

McBain Insurance in Summerland gave a donation of $816 to Angus Place. The money will go towards a new floor in the bathing room in the seniors care facility. From left are Chris Emmons of McBain Insurance, Stacey Schieman of McBain Insurance and Charmaine Kramer of Parkdale Place Housing Society. (Contributed)

Donation to help with bathing room work at Summerland seniors facility

Earlier contribution will be used to replace aging tub at Angus Place

 

Daryle Mcallister, Christie Fiebelkorn, and Tracy Comber were the only volunteers inside Penticton’s Soupateria serving clients Jan. 15, 2021. Approximately 68 people per day relied on Penticton’s Soupateria for food in 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)(Jesse Day - Western News)
Daryle Mcallister, Christie Fiebelkorn, and Tracy Comber were the only volunteers inside Penticton’s Soupateria serving clients Jan. 15, 2021. Approximately 68 people per day relied on Penticton’s Soupateria for food in 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)(Jesse Day - Western News)
The Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)

Okanagan outreach society in need of new home

Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach has been without a home base since June

The Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)
Photo from video posted to Facebook.

Woman caught on camera allegedly stealing from Okanagan charity

The woman is alleged to have stolen from the donation bin before

Photo from video posted to Facebook.
A donation from the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary will go towards the purchase of a new tub at the Angus Place seniors residence. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland thrift store donation pays for new tub at care facility

Unexpected $10,000 donation will allow for new tub at Angus Place facility

A donation from the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary will go towards the purchase of a new tub at the Angus Place seniors residence. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
(Contributed)

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

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

(Contributed)
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

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)
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

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)
(Black Press file photo)

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)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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)