Charity and Donations

The United Way today (Sept 25) kicked off their 70th campaign, marking a milestone for the organization, as well as a new start. Pictured above is Executive Director, Kahir Lalji, the group’s Executive Director. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

United Way celebrates seven decades of impact in Southern Interior

Organization sees issues with poverty, mental health and addictions, heighten during the pandemic

The United Way today (Sept 25) kicked off their 70th campaign, marking a milestone for the organization, as well as a new start. Pictured above is Executive Director, Kahir Lalji, the group’s Executive Director. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
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Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

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United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)

United Way Southern Interior child safety program expands

Families in need to receive car seats and baby care packages

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)
George Elliot Secondary grad council Class of 2020 representative Aidan McLane (right) presents $1,000 on behalf of the council to Foundry Kelowna representatives Shari Slattery (from left), Henry the facility dog and CJ LeBlanc. (Photo submitted)

Lake Country grads help fellow youth with donation

George Elliot Secondary Grad Council 2020 donates $1,000 to Foundry Kelowna for youth, mental health

George Elliot Secondary grad council Class of 2020 representative Aidan McLane (right) presents $1,000 on behalf of the council to Foundry Kelowna representatives Shari Slattery (from left), Henry the facility dog and CJ LeBlanc. (Photo submitted)
Voyager RV staff present cheque to Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna. (Contributed)

Lake Country RV dealer raises more than $100K for local charities

Voyager RV Centre in Lake Country spent the last year and a half donating to several B.C., Okanagan charities

Voyager RV staff present cheque to Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna. (Contributed)
Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy

Imagine Canada, a charity itself, has calculated the COVID-19 pandemic will cut donations by up to $6 billion this year

Workers build the frame of a Habitat for Humanity house as their United Way’s Day of Caring project on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Decatur, Ala. The head of a group that promotes charities says there are concerns about long-term negatives impacts in the sector from the ongoing WE controversy on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)
SilverStar Mountain Resort is creating a Play It Forward fund to help local organizations in these challenging times. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan ski resort plays it forward

SilverStar, in partnership with Community Foundation, pledges $150,000 for local groups

SilverStar Mountain Resort is creating a Play It Forward fund to help local organizations in these challenging times. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vancouver Foundation is offering up to $500 in grants for Okanagan-Shuswap residents and businesses to help with projects related to physical and social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Vancouver Foundation photo)

Vancouver Foundation grants benefit Okanagan-Shuswap residents

Grants of up to $500 available for ideas that connect people socially or involve sharing skills

The Vancouver Foundation is offering up to $500 in grants for Okanagan-Shuswap residents and businesses to help with projects related to physical and social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Vancouver Foundation photo)
Group of diverse food bank volunteers organize donate canned food items. A new fund will provide assistance for charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Fund to help charities in Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys

Community Response Fund to bring $138,000 to region

Group of diverse food bank volunteers organize donate canned food items. A new fund will provide assistance for charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
The Armstrong Regional Cooperative will be giving away $100 gift cards to people nominated for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap cooperative seeks nominations for gift cards

Armstrong Regional Cooperative wants to thank those who have gone the extra mile during crisis

The Armstrong Regional Cooperative will be giving away $100 gift cards to people nominated for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. (Black Press - file photo)
A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
Organizers at the Critteraid Charity Shoppe in Summerland say security video has captured a theft from an enclosed donation area. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Donations stolen from Summerland charity shop

Shop has been broken into seven times since November

Organizers at the Critteraid Charity Shoppe in Summerland say security video has captured a theft from an enclosed donation area. (Contributed)
Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo

Man accidentally donates girlfriend’s 50 pairs of shoes to B.C. thrift store

Cassandra Converse has forgiven him, but she jokes that this Valentine’s Day better be pretty special

Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo
On Feb. 6, donations were presented by Canadian Tire Penticton to representatives of each school. (Submitted)

Schools in South Okanagan receive much-needed donations

Thanks to the generosity of South Okanagan residents, much needed kitchen items…

On Feb. 6, donations were presented by Canadian Tire Penticton to representatives of each school. (Submitted)