Charity and Donations

October is Free Wills Month with participating lawyers for people 55 or older. (file photo)

Get your will written or updated for free this month

Free Wills Month helps those 55 or older get their simple wills ready

 

Mamas for Mamas is launching a new fundraising campaign in place of its annual gala. (Ratna Fitry/Pixabay)

Kelowna-based non-profit launches fundraising campaign for vulnerable families

Mamas for Mamas is hoping to raise $210,000 for its poverty relief, mental health programs

 

Smile cookie purchases from Sept. 13 to 19 will support the OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society)

OSNS chosen charity for 2021 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign

Cookies available at every South Okanagan Tim Hortons location

 

Discovery House residents holding silver balloons with the donation amount (file)

Penticton’s Discovery House receives $25K from #CommentsofKindness campaign

Discovery House one of many charities to receive funds from Valley First Credit Union

Discovery House residents holding silver balloons with the donation amount (file)
(Black Press Media file)

Kelowna non-profit launches campaign to support free counselling for young adults

Mental health resources need to be accessible as school and COVID-19 stresses pile up on students

(Black Press Media file)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Harper and Ellie at their lemonade stand (Dana Wilmot-Chapman/Facebook)

Two Penticton kids raise over $400 for charity

Harper’s mom says she was inspired to raise money after seeing one of the wildfires in the area

Harper and Ellie at their lemonade stand (Dana Wilmot-Chapman/Facebook)
(Pixabay photo)

Penticton 6-year-old selling lemonade and baked goods for wildfire relief

Homemade lemonade, cookies and brownies will be on sale, all for just a quarter or two

(Pixabay photo)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Oliver home to birdhouse showcase in support of homelessness

The birdhouses are on display at the corner of Fairview and Main in downtown Oliver

The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Edwin Cale (centre) flanked by Barry Owen (left) and Mike Firomskie (right) with their donations to six charities (File)

Penticton Knights of Pythias makes $3,300 dollar charity donation

The funds were provided through the Community Foundation of South Okanagan/Similkameen

Edwin Cale (centre) flanked by Barry Owen (left) and Mike Firomskie (right) with their donations to six charities (File)
IGA Stores of BC and Fresh St. Market have teamed up to help local charities by diverting 100 per cent of its edible but unsaleable perishable food away from landfill to its highest end-use. (Contributed)

Okanagan grocery stores give to local charities

IGA Stores of BC joins Fresh St. Market to divert 100% of edible but unsaleable perishable food away from landfills

IGA Stores of BC and Fresh St. Market have teamed up to help local charities by diverting 100 per cent of its edible but unsaleable perishable food away from landfill to its highest end-use. (Contributed)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
The Skoglund family stands out front of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Car wash celebrates half a century with a $50K donation to Okanagan College

Skogie’s Car Washes is celebrating its golden jubilee by giving back to the community

The Skoglund family stands out front of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)

Okanagan charities boosted by United Way grant

Grants going to charities helping to build a regenerative, just and sustainable economy

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers in May 2020. (United Way SIBC photo)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Jen Anderson, staff and youth from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club say thanks to 100 Men Who Care, following a donation of $2,580. (Contributed)

Three South Okanagan Similkameen charities receive funding

Donations presented by 100 Men Who Care

Jen Anderson, staff and youth from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club say thanks to 100 Men Who Care, following a donation of $2,580. (Contributed)
Cops for Kids riders will be spinning 30 feet in the air on scissor lifts at SaveOn Foods locations in Kelowna, Lake Country and West Kelowna Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo)

Cops reach new heights for Okanagan kids

Nor-Val Rentals is doing the heavy lifting Saturday in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country

Cops for Kids riders will be spinning 30 feet in the air on scissor lifts at SaveOn Foods locations in Kelowna, Lake Country and West Kelowna Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo)