Archive of posts tagged "non-profit"

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 […]

Night of New Beginnings 2011

November 11th, 2011 @ 4:41pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Covenant House Vancouver is hosting their annual Night of New Beginnings Gala on November 24th at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Proceeds from this holiday fundraiser will go directly to Covenant House’s “30 day for 30 nights” campaign, funding the operation of its 54-bed crisis shelter during December, their busiest month. Each year Covenant House in […]

Operation Red Nose in BC

November 7th, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Operation Red Nose started out in 1984 as the brain child of Jean-Marie De Koninck of Quebec who got members of his swim club to offer to drive motorists home, in their own vehicle, if they had too much to drink. Since that time Operation Red Nose has expanded to over 100 communities across Canada, […]

Movember in Vancouver 2011

November 1st, 2011 @ 10:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last day thousands of men around the world shaved one final time before taking a 30-day hiatus from the razor. Movember is back again and your friends, colleagues, brothers, sons, and fathers are growing out their facial hair in exchange for pledges that will support prostate cancer research in their communities. Back in 2009 I […]