Charity and Donations

SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon has teamed up with the Community Foundation of North Okanagan to help feed local families who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (SilverStar photo)

Vernon resort fills gap for residents impacted by COVID-19

SilverStar Mountain Resort and Community Foundation North Okanagan create program to feed families

 

The Community Foundation North Okanagan has teamed up with six other southern B.C. community foundations to provide more than $1.5 million to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. (Alex Potemkin photo)

Vernon-based group ready to back building COVID-resilient communities

Local foundation teams up with six others to provide $1.5 million in available project funding

 

Armstrong Regional Co-Op is accepting applications from charities and nonprofit groups for available funding to be used in capital projects, part of Co-op’s Community Spaces program. (Black Press - file photo)

Armstrong Regional Co-op providing capital project funding

Registered nonprofit organizations, charities or community service co-ops can apply by March 1

 

Bannister GM Vernon general manager Brad Nakucyj has a cheque for $1,095 to present to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, the dealership employees’ charity of choice with money raised through contributions. <ins>Bannister GM is looking to pay it forward in 2021 with a Charity of Choice event each month based on customers’ choices after purchasing a vehicle.</ins> (Photo contributed)

Vernon auto dealer paying it forward

Bannister GM creates Charity of Choice each month for 2021 starting in February

Bannister GM Vernon general manager Brad Nakucyj has a cheque for $1,095 to present to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, the dealership employees’ charity of choice with money raised through contributions. <ins>Bannister GM is looking to pay it forward in 2021 with a Charity of Choice event each month based on customers’ choices after purchasing a vehicle.</ins> (Photo contributed)
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s annual Light a Bulb campaign raised $340,000 for hospital equipment. (VJHF photo)

Vernon hospital campaign lights up with $340K

Community comes through for annual Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Light a Bulb campaign

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s annual Light a Bulb campaign raised $340,000 for hospital equipment. (VJHF photo)
Vernon Toyota sales manager Steve Russell (left) accepts a certificate of appreciation from North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) executive director Dean Francks after the dealership donated a 2020 Corolla LE to the society for its use. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Vernon Toyota deals NOYFSS new wheels

Dealership through nationals Cars For Good program donates 2020 Corolla to Vernon organization

Vernon Toyota sales manager Steve Russell (left) accepts a certificate of appreciation from North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) executive director Dean Francks after the dealership donated a 2020 Corolla LE to the society for its use. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)

Okanagan outreach society in need of new home

Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach has been without a home base since June

The Vernon-based All Are Family Outreach Society, which provides support to those struggling from Armstrong to Kelowna, is in need of a new headquarters after leaving a Winfield church in June 2020. (All Are Family Outreach photo)
Photo from video posted to Facebook.

Woman caught on camera allegedly stealing from Okanagan charity

The woman is alleged to have stolen from the donation bin before

Photo from video posted to Facebook.
Okanagan Spirits Distilleries in Vernon and Kelowna provided 999 hot meals to missions in the two cities for the less fortunate, courtesy of Holiday Hot Meals campaign. (OK Spirits photo)

Okanagan distillery brews up hot meals for the needy

Okanagan Spirits’ Holiday Hot Meals campaign yields 999 meals for missions in Vernon, Kelowna

Okanagan Spirits Distilleries in Vernon and Kelowna provided 999 hot meals to missions in the two cities for the less fortunate, courtesy of Holiday Hot Meals campaign. (OK Spirits photo)
Epicor Software director of customer support Greg Baturin (right) presents a cheque courtesy of Epicor staff for $3,130 to Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director Micki Materi. (Photo submitted)

Vernon software company boots up society donation

Epicor Software staff raise $3,130 for Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace

Epicor Software director of customer support Greg Baturin (right) presents a cheque courtesy of Epicor staff for $3,130 to Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director Micki Materi. (Photo submitted)
Give the gift of a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign this holiday season. (VJHF photo)

Donation to Vernon hospital’s Light a Bulb campaign makes great gift

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation looking to raise $275,000 for new VJH equipment

Give the gift of a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign this holiday season. (VJHF photo)
Desert Cove Homeowners Association’s resident recycling elf Jim Horsford helped the association’s annual recycling campaign raise more than $3,400 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign. (Photo submitted)

Desert Cove homeowners light up VJHF campaign

Recycling blitz among neighbours raises more than $3,400

Desert Cove Homeowners Association’s resident recycling elf Jim Horsford helped the association’s annual recycling campaign raise more than $3,400 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign. (Photo submitted)
The Lake Country Food Bank recently received a $2,000 donation from Lake Country’s IHE Heavy Equipment Operator College. (Marissa Baecker photo)

Lake Country heavy equipment college digs up food bank donation

IHE Heavy Equipment Operator College turns over $2,000 to Lake Country Food Bank

The Lake Country Food Bank recently received a $2,000 donation from Lake Country’s IHE Heavy Equipment Operator College. (Marissa Baecker photo)
Vernon-based Teens Count Too is continuing its partnership with radio station Pure Country 105.7 (formerly SUN-FM) to make sure teenagers are remembered at Christmas. (Pixabay)

Vernon group continues helping teenagers at Christmas

Teens Count Too continues partnership with Vernon radio station to ensure teens have Merry Christmas

Vernon-based Teens Count Too is continuing its partnership with radio station Pure Country 105.7 (formerly SUN-FM) to make sure teenagers are remembered at Christmas. (Pixabay)
Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)

Gifts that make a difference in the North Okanagan

List of local charity wish lists

Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)
Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan biker still in running for custom chopper competition

Darrell Richards is sitting in first in the final round of the group stage

Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Vernon Public Art Gallery is looking to the community to support its programming, which VantageOne Credit Union is matching for Giving Tuesday. (VPAG image)

Vernon art gallery gets a boost for Giving Tuesday

VantageOne Credit Union matching donations

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is looking to the community to support its programming, which VantageOne Credit Union is matching for Giving Tuesday. (VPAG image)
The North Okanagan Santa’s Anonymous Society has opened its warehouse for those in need to do some Christmas shopping. Due to COVID-19 protocol, appointments must be made ahead of time to do the shopping. (Morning Star - file photo)

Santa’s Anonymous ready to help North Okanagan families in need

Toys and things for kids newborn to age 12 available at Vernon warehouse; appointment needed

The North Okanagan Santa’s Anonymous Society has opened its warehouse for those in need to do some Christmas shopping. Due to COVID-19 protocol, appointments must be made ahead of time to do the shopping. (Morning Star - file photo)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Penticton’s Home Hardware is stepping up to raise money for breast cancer research, matching all customer donations made in November. (Google Maps photo)

South Okanagan Home Hardware raising money for breast cancer research

The hardware store will match all customer donations

Penticton’s Home Hardware is stepping up to raise money for breast cancer research, matching all customer donations made in November. (Google Maps photo)