Donation

Six-year-old Bradley, left, and seven-year-old Sassa, right, joined by Penticton’s Knights of Pythias chancellor commander Ed Cale after two bikes had been donated to the children on June 2. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton’s Knights of Pythias donates pair of bicycles to local kids

BGC Okanagan hosted the bicycle draw on Friday afternoon, June 2

 

Surgical instruments are used during an organ transplant surgery at a hospital in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Molly Riley

1,000 donations: Canada-wide kidney donation program hits milestone

B.C. couple part of the program; husband receives a transplant, while wife donates anonymously

 

By the time the last donation was made just before midnight on May17, $794,606.36 had been raised. (KGH Foundation)

Day of Giving in Kelowna raises nearly $800,000

‘It was a true testament to the kind of community we live in’

By the time the last donation was made just before midnight on May17, $794,606.36 had been raised. (KGH Foundation)
Vernon’s Kalamalka Rotary Club gained more than $3,100 for its Starfish Backback program through the generosity of delegates at the SILGA convention in Vernon. (starfishpack.com photo)

Vernon charity benefits from SILGA generosity

Kalamalka Rotary’s Starfish Backpack program collects $3,100 from delegates

Vernon’s Kalamalka Rotary Club gained more than $3,100 for its Starfish Backback program through the generosity of delegates at the SILGA convention in Vernon. (starfishpack.com photo)
The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is back from May 1 to 7, and returns in support of the Penticton-based OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. Pictured are OSNS kids Charlie Moore, Bennett Packham and Heidi McLeod. (Photo- OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre)

‘Channel your inner superhero’: Smile Cookie fundraiser returns in South Okanagan

100 per cent of local proceeds from the Tim Hortons campaign will go to OSNS Legacy Foundation

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is back from May 1 to 7, and returns in support of the Penticton-based OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. Pictured are OSNS kids Charlie Moore, Bennett Packham and Heidi McLeod. (Photo- OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre)
Morning Star publisher Keith Currie holding out a few of the delicious Valley Vonka bars. (Bowen Assman - Morning Star).

Vernon Valley Vonka and the search for a golden ticket

Media outlet and partners giving back to community with sales supporting Jumpstart

Morning Star publisher Keith Currie holding out a few of the delicious Valley Vonka bars. (Bowen Assman - Morning Star).
Shuswap Paws Rescue Society had an estimated $50 stolen in their donation bin set up at Sicamous’ Pet Valu store on April 9, 2023. Brandy, a Shuswap paws foster, is one of the animals affected by the stolen funds. (Barbara Gosselin/ Shuswap Paws Rescue Society Facebook)

VIDEO: Shuswap animal rescue donation can pilfered from pet store

An estimated $50 stolen in third theft this year, says volunteer

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society had an estimated $50 stolen in their donation bin set up at Sicamous’ Pet Valu store on April 9, 2023. Brandy, a Shuswap paws foster, is one of the animals affected by the stolen funds. (Barbara Gosselin/ Shuswap Paws Rescue Society Facebook)
Jonathan Neufeld (right) and the mobility scooter he donated to Wayne Pavich on March 31, 2023 after finding out Pavich’s scooter was stolen from a shed at his home. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack man donates mobility scooter to senior who had his stolen

Chilliwack Progress story last week prompted 2 offers to help Wayne Pavich

Jonathan Neufeld (right) and the mobility scooter he donated to Wayne Pavich on March 31, 2023 after finding out Pavich’s scooter was stolen from a shed at his home. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cascades Casino in Penticton will continue its efforts this April in matching donations of up to $2,500 to the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. Megan Windeler (OSNS) accepts a cheque and a donation of toys from Megan Schmidt (Manager of Guest Services, Site Marketing Promotions, Cascades Casino) and Shane Squires (General Manager, Cascades Casino) (Photo- OSNS Child and Development Centre)

Penticton casino donates toys, over $2k to OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

Cascades Casino will be matching donations of up to $2,500 all April long

Cascades Casino in Penticton will continue its efforts this April in matching donations of up to $2,500 to the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. Megan Windeler (OSNS) accepts a cheque and a donation of toys from Megan Schmidt (Manager of Guest Services, Site Marketing Promotions, Cascades Casino) and Shane Squires (General Manager, Cascades Casino) (Photo- OSNS Child and Development Centre)
A kitten rescued from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

$1k in 4 hours: Penticton rallies for local BC SPCA after dog, cat food shortage

Community response comes after the centre issued a call for help on Facebook, March 30

A kitten rescued from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Law firm celebrates 50 years with donation to BC Cancer – Kelowna

Pushor Mitchell donated $25,000 to fund a chemotherapy chair

  • Mar 19, 2023
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Lee Agur (far right) along with Brent and Cassie Marshall hand Lyndie Hill a cheque for the Youth Outdoor Recreational Society. (Submitted)

Penticton businesses help donate $7,500 to get kids back to nature

Donation goes to local Youth Outdoor Recreation Society to pay for kids to join camps

Lee Agur (far right) along with Brent and Cassie Marshall hand Lyndie Hill a cheque for the Youth Outdoor Recreational Society. (Submitted)
The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners recently received 84,000 pounds of peas that will go into their dehydrated soup mix, which will be delivered to poor nations to help with food security overseas. (Brad Egerton/Facebook)

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners swimming in 84,000 pounds of peas

The Gleaners will turn the peas into dehydrated soup mix to feed hungry people around the world

The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners recently received 84,000 pounds of peas that will go into their dehydrated soup mix, which will be delivered to poor nations to help with food security overseas. (Brad Egerton/Facebook)
A portion of sales from hot cross buns on Apr. 1 will go towards the HOPE Outreach Center. (HOPE Outreach- Facebook)

Vernon’s Cobs Bread doughnating to HOPE Outreach

The annual fundraising event gets going on Mar. 1

A portion of sales from hot cross buns on Apr. 1 will go towards the HOPE Outreach Center. (HOPE Outreach- Facebook)
Surgical instruments are used during an organ transplant surgery at a hospital in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Molly Riley

233 people – living and dead – donated organs in B.C. in 2022

527 people were still waiting for a life-saving transplant at the end of the year

Surgical instruments are used during an organ transplant surgery at a hospital in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Molly Riley
Members of the Shuswap Community Foundation’s YPAC receive a $75,000 donation from SASCU president and CEO Barry Delaney (back left). The money will bring SASCU’s Youth Endowment Fund up to $100,000. Interest from the fund goes to support youth-centred projects in the region. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Endowment fund for youth projects in the Shuswap given $75,000 boost

SASCU fund intended to have meaningful impact for youth in the region

Members of the Shuswap Community Foundation’s YPAC receive a $75,000 donation from SASCU president and CEO Barry Delaney (back left). The money will bring SASCU’s Youth Endowment Fund up to $100,000. Interest from the fund goes to support youth-centred projects in the region. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
(Black Press file photo)

Tree of Hope campaign’s strong roots sees $1M raised for Okanagan youth groups

The Stober Foundation closed out the campaign with a gift of $500,000.

(Black Press file photo)
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.

Help Make All the Difference — give 3 in 2023!

Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.
From left, Kent Kwasny (AIM Roads area 13 north superintendent), Meranda Dessault (Shuswap SPCA centre manager), Candace Bingham (CFP senior woodlands administrator), and Dale Ogston (AIM Roads area 13 senior foreman) pose for a picture after a $3000 donation was made to the SPCA. (Aim Roads/ Facebook)

Ministry of transportation, AIM Roads give back to Shuswap BC SPCA

AIM Roads, Canoe Forest Products, transportation ministry donate $3000

From left, Kent Kwasny (AIM Roads area 13 north superintendent), Meranda Dessault (Shuswap SPCA centre manager), Candace Bingham (CFP senior woodlands administrator), and Dale Ogston (AIM Roads area 13 senior foreman) pose for a picture after a $3000 donation was made to the SPCA. (Aim Roads/ Facebook)