Archive of posts tagged "non-profit"

BC Blanket Drive on the Canada Line

November 24th, 2011 @ 10:10am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Along the Canada Line, this Friday and Saturday, donation boxes will be setup for the BC Blanket Drive. The public are asked to bring donations of warm clothing items (not just blankets) to drop off for the campaign. This includes socks, scarves, mittens, and toques as well. The donations will then be distributed to various […]

Steveston Staches Whisker Weekend

November 23rd, 2011 @ 1:50pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Upper lips are staying warm this month as Movember participants continue to grow out their facial hair for a cause. One community team, the Steveston Staches are hosting a special two-day event in their community where anyone with (or without) a ‘mo can enjoy some great deals. Whisker Weekend When: November 26 and November 27, […]

UGM Donor Matching Campaign

November 21st, 2011 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s just over 4 days, 1 hour, and 15 minutes left to make your holiday donation to the Union Gospel Mission and have it doubled by a generous donor. The UGM serves the Lower Mainland and provides programming, drop-in centre support, meals, education, and more to help individuals overcome poverty, homelessness and addiction in our […]

Adopt-a-School with Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund

November 21st, 2011 @ 9:57am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Sun Kids Fund has launched a holiday Adopt-a-School program. Sponsors (those who donate) will be supporting school in the Lower Mainland through donations. Every dollar raised will be matched the the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund. As a sponsor, your donations will fund areas of need in each of the participating schools. You can […]

Disney on Ice Toy Drive in Surrey

November 17th, 2011 @ 8:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Disney on Ice presents Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 in Abbotsford this week (November 18 – 20) and Vancouver the week after (November 23 – 27). However, they’re making a stop in Surrey in between. Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and the gang will be at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey to collect toys for the […]

Grey Cup Party Fundraiser for SHLF

November 16th, 2011 @ 3:48pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation (“SHLF”) is hosting a 2011 Grey Cup party on Sunday, November 27th. They will be raising funds for their education and sport programs for at-risk youth in Vancouver. When: Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:00pm (3:30pm is the Grey Cup kick-off) Where: AuBar at 674 Seymour in Vancouver Where: *New Venue* […]

Imagine Gift Catalogue from United Way

November 16th, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

United Way of the Lower Mainland (“UWLM”) has launched their Imagine online gift catalogue that allows you to purchase gifts that have a lasting impact in your community. The “gift catalogue” campaign has been used before by global organizations and I had the chance to speak with UWLM’s President and CEO, Michael McKnight, about how […]

For Our Daughters: Ghana to Granville

November 14th, 2011 @ 11:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I attended Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, a speaker series like Pecha Kucha that brings together a handful of artists, visionaries, educators, and entertainers for one night of talks, without a particular theme. One of the speakers was Shannen O’Brian of Vancouver who founded Create Change. This organization works in Northern Ghana and aims […]