Charity and Donations

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. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan 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. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon-based Nor-Val Rentals is giving away $3,000 to a charity submitted by viewers of a video posted to the company’s Facebook page. (Facebook photo)

North Okanagan company seeks help selecting charity

Nor-Val Rentals wants the community to nominate a recipient worthy of $3,000

Vernon-based Nor-Val Rentals is giving away $3,000 to a charity submitted by viewers of a video posted to the company’s Facebook page. (Facebook 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)
This real estate agent gives shelter to more than just homebuyers

This real estate agent gives shelter to more than just homebuyers

A portion of every home sale goes to Vernon’s Archway Society

  • Mar 23, 2020
This real estate agent gives shelter to more than just homebuyers
Community Foundation of North Okanagan board chairperson Herb Wong says the organization is continuing on with its Smart and Caring Community Grants Cycle. (Morning Star - file photo)

Community Foundation North Okanagan continues grant program

COVID-19 won’t stop foundation program that provides funding to region’s charitable sector

Community Foundation of North Okanagan board chairperson Herb Wong says the organization is continuing on with its Smart and Caring Community Grants Cycle. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan can help make your corporate giving easy.

Helping Businesses Do Better

How Community Foundations Make Corporate Giving Easy

  • Mar 16, 2020
The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan can help make your corporate giving easy.
New board members for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation include (standing, from left) Denise Murray, Derek Powers, Ryan Chambers and Sarah Pruckl (seated). (VJHF photo)

Vernon hospital board adds directors

Foursome of new directors named to VJH Foundation board

New board members for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation include (standing, from left) Denise Murray, Derek Powers, Ryan Chambers and Sarah Pruckl (seated). (VJHF photo)
Better Together: How community foundations add value to professional advisor relationships

Better Together: How community foundations add value to professional advisor relationships

Many financial planners find it challenging to build deep, personal relationships with…

  • Feb 24, 2020
Better Together: How community foundations add value to professional advisor relationships
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)