Donation

Riley Conner poses with his new bike near Okanagan Lake on April 6. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Paying it forward: Good Samaritan replaces Kelowna cyclist’s stolen bike

‘This was something good that came out of something bad’

 

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

Okanagan 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

 

Armstrong Elementary School will soon receive a $100,000 legacy in its 100th year from former teacher Helen Sidney, who taught Grade 1 at the brick school for more than four decades. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star )

Armstrong school gets $100K boost from beloved teacher

Helen Sidney donating money in school’s 100th year; taught Grade 1 at brick school for more than 40 years

 

Kindness meters were installed in downtown Vernon in 2016 to raise money for organizations that assist with those in need. (Morning Star file)

Dip in kindness meter donations boosted by Vernon councillor

COVID blamed for 80 per cent drop in support for orange sidewalk meters

Kindness meters were installed in downtown Vernon in 2016 to raise money for organizations that assist with those in need. (Morning Star file)
Members of BCEHS Station 343 in Lake Country receive a donation of treats and wine from the community in December. (Contributed)

‘Unexpected and heartwarming’: Okanagan community supports paramedics

Cards, discounts, treats, more given to Lake Country paramedics in sign of support

Members of BCEHS Station 343 in Lake Country receive a donation of treats and wine from the community in December. (Contributed)
Bill McConnell (left) and Ed Cale (right) of the Knights of Pythias were pleased to present OSNS executive director, Manisha Willms (centre) with a cheque for $500 Aug., 14, 2020. (Contributed).

OSNS receives $500 donation from the Knights of Pythias

Child health care centre has faced financial hardship amid COVID-19

Bill McConnell (left) and Ed Cale (right) of the Knights of Pythias were pleased to present OSNS executive director, Manisha Willms (centre) with a cheque for $500 Aug., 14, 2020. (Contributed).
Keith Johnson and Debbie Scarborough embarked on $600 shopping spree for various items needed by the women and children at the South Okanagan Woman in Need Society (SOWINS). Johnson and his children racked up $600 of PC Optimum points before donating them to SOWINS. (Contributed)

Penticton resident donates $600 of supplies to SOWINS

COVID-19 paired with warm summer months has caused more abusive situations, says SOWINS director

Keith Johnson and Debbie Scarborough embarked on $600 shopping spree for various items needed by the women and children at the South Okanagan Woman in Need Society (SOWINS). Johnson and his children racked up $600 of PC Optimum points before donating them to SOWINS. (Contributed)
Left to right: Tom Watkinson, (Kiwanis Club President), Firefighter Ryan McGiverin, Fire Chief David Lind, Firefighter Derek Kruysifix, Warren Cecchini (Kiwanis Club member), Firefighter Darren Cecchini. June 25, 2020. (Contributed)

Club funds new rescue equipment for Vernon firefighters

Vernon Four Seasons Kiwanis Club donated more than $12,500 for new extrication tool

Left to right: Tom Watkinson, (Kiwanis Club President), Firefighter Ryan McGiverin, Fire Chief David Lind, Firefighter Derek Kruysifix, Warren Cecchini (Kiwanis Club member), Firefighter Darren Cecchini. June 25, 2020. (Contributed)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Apparel company donating profits from COVID-19 shirts to Vernon mission

Apparel company donating profits from COVID-19 shirts to Vernon mission

Wild North Creations’ new line of shirts promote COVID-19 awareness; all profits go to the mission

Apparel company donating profits from COVID-19 shirts to Vernon mission
George Garland has made a major donation to Penticton Regional Hospital in memory of his wife Marie who passed away in 2018. (Supplied)                                George Garland has made a major donation to Penticton Regional Hospital in memory of his wife Marie who passed away in 2018. (Supplied)

Penticton Regional Hospital receives $100K donation

George Garland donated to the hospital in memory of his late wife, Marie.

George Garland has made a major donation to Penticton Regional Hospital in memory of his wife Marie who passed away in 2018. (Supplied)                                George Garland has made a major donation to Penticton Regional Hospital in memory of his wife Marie who passed away in 2018. (Supplied)
Lessons in kindness and sharing at OSNS centre

Lessons in kindness and sharing at OSNS centre

Penticton children donate birthday money to OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

Lessons in kindness and sharing at OSNS centre
Penticton Skaha Community Projects Society donates to St. John Ambulance

Penticton Skaha Community Projects Society donates to St. John Ambulance

The donation of $800 allows for free CPR and defibrillator training classes.

Penticton Skaha Community Projects Society donates to St. John Ambulance
Magda Kapp of the Okanagan Alzheimer’s Society (second from left) along with T-Bone’s employees Brian Ulveland, Sherri Lynn LaRush and Dennis Ulveland. The Vernon business donated $11,000 to the society in December 2019. (Contributed)

Okanagan business throws bone to B.C. Alzheimer Society

T-Bone’s Fresh Meal Markets raised $11,000 for the society in December 2019

Magda Kapp of the Okanagan Alzheimer’s Society (second from left) along with T-Bone’s employees Brian Ulveland, Sherri Lynn LaRush and Dennis Ulveland. The Vernon business donated $11,000 to the society in December 2019. (Contributed)