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Archive of posts tagged "non-profit"

Get Warm Project

October 30th, 2011 @ 12:56pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in 2008 locals organized themselves through Twitter, emptied their closets, and formed an impromptu warm clothing drive called “Tweetup Heatup“. Many saw the snow and frost around them and instantly thought of those on our streets, out in the cold. The forecast is calling for our coldest winter in 20 years and once again […]

Adopt-a-Family at the Surrey Christmas Bureau

October 26th, 2011 @ 3:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A post on Twitter yesterday asked: “Interested in volunteering or adopting a family this Christmas?” If so, the Surrey Christmas Bureau wants to hear from you. The Surrey Christmas Bureau assists hundreds of low-income families with children under the age of 16. Through the Hamper and Adopt-A-Family programs these families receive food certificates, toys, gifts, […]

Heart of the City Festival 2011

October 24th, 2011 @ 3:48pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Heart of the City Festival will host more than 100 events at over 30 locations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside from Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday, November 6, 2011. I’ve been flipping through the extensive online schedule and noticed that events range from art shows and history walking tours to hip hop, jazz, and poetry. […]

Halloween for Hunger 2011

October 24th, 2011 @ 9:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Free The Children, the non-profit organization behind the amazing We Day event, is hosting the Halloween for Hunger campaign. Instead of trick-or-treating for candy on October 31st, they’re suggesting that youth collect non-perishable food items that they can donate to their local food banks. Photo credit: CarrieLu on Flickr To help your spread the word, […]

Thrill The World Vancouver 2011

October 20th, 2011 @ 1:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thrill The World Vancouver returns this year as dozens of cities around the globe participate in a zombie dance, on the same day, to the music of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr Where David Lam Park The Roundhouse in Yaletown When Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 7:00pm What The world’s largest […]

Viva Surrey! For the Surrey Christmas Bureau

October 7th, 2011 @ 10:37am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Viva Surrey! will celebrate Latin American culture through music, dance, and food (from Taqueria Jalisco) at the Espirito Santo Hall next weekend. The event will feature entertainment from Flamenco del Mar, Alejandro Ruiz, salsa band Moviendolo with Edwin Martinez, and tango dancers Portal al Tango, led by Bobbi and Patricia Lusic. What Viva Surrey! Where […]

Centre for Child Development Gala of Hope Fundraiser

October 6th, 2011 @ 10:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Centre for Child Development is hosting their annual Gala of Hope Fundraiser next month in Surrey. What 12th Anniversary “It Takes Two to Tango” Gala of Hope. Sample wines of Argentina and experience the tango. Hear inspiring stories from current and past clients as you help raise funds to support children with special needs. […]

Hope in Shadows Calendar for 2012

October 5th, 2011 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The pages were flipped with each new month until I lazily tacked up the completed calendar displaying its cover image for an extra 10 months. The black and white photo of three children with arms linked together hung on our wall until I realized it was no longer 2010 and we hadn’t picked anything up […]