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Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media in Hamilton, Ont., during the second day of meetings at the Liberal Cabinet retreat, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Leading international aid agencies in Canada are asking Freeland to increase the country’s foreign assistance contributions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

International aid agencies ask for more money in letter to Freeland ahead of budget

Group wants aid figure gradually ramped up to $10 billion by 2025

 

FILE - Floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina cover a portion of New Orleans on Aug. 30, 2005. The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated a long-running pattern in giving by foundations and charities for health and natural disasters, a new Chronicle analysis of nine years of data show. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Most disaster giving goes to relief efforts, not rebuilding: U.S. study

90% of the $5.2 billion donated in 2020 went to dealing with immediate disaster needs

 

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  • Jan 9, 2023

 

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo stroke survivor found her footing helping others after docs said she may not walk again

Angela Wright recognized for her advocacy for fellow younger stroke survivors

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)
Const. Brett Urano has joined the 2022 Cops for Kids Ride, set to leave from Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston constable pedals 1,000 km for kids in need

Const. Brett Urano has joined the 2022 Cops for Kids Ride

Const. Brett Urano has joined the 2022 Cops for Kids Ride, set to leave from Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
On April 12, TAPS celebrated its volunteers with an appreciation event, under the theme of "superheroes". (Submitted)

Tips from TAPS: Celebrating Our Volunteers

April 24 to 30 is National Volunteer Week

  • Apr 26, 2022
On April 12, TAPS celebrated its volunteers with an appreciation event, under the theme of "superheroes". (Submitted)
On March 3, Creston Valley Gleaners Society donated $10,000 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health towards the Starlite campaign to purchase new furniture for resident rooms at Swan Valley Lodge. (Submitted)

Creston Valley Gleaners Society continues mission of giving back to the community

So far in 2022, Gleaners has donated $41,052 to various community organizations

  • Mar 9, 2022
On March 3, Creston Valley Gleaners Society donated $10,000 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health towards the Starlite campaign to purchase new furniture for resident rooms at Swan Valley Lodge. (Submitted)
The Community Networking Group aims to share information on local non-profits and agencies. (Pixabay)
The Community Networking Group aims to share information on local non-profits and service agencies. (Pixabay)

Creston Community Networking Group shares information between local agencies

The focus of the group is to share information and ideas, partner on programs, and avoid duplication of services

  • Jan 18, 2022
The Community Networking Group aims to share information on local non-profits and agencies. (Pixabay)
The Community Networking Group aims to share information on local non-profits and service agencies. (Pixabay)
On Dec. 15, over 100 volunteers helped distribute Christmas hampers to Creston residents. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

PHOTOS: Volunteers hand out Christmas hampers to Creston residents

Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the Christmas hamper program has…

On Dec. 15, over 100 volunteers helped distribute Christmas hampers to Creston residents. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
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