Donation

Bargain Bin’s Leona Harrison presents donations to (middle row from left) John Hoile for the Brown Bag Lunches program, Adina Strotmann (PAC president) and Shelly Cull (principal) for Falkland Elementary school, Deanna Brennan (vice principal) for Pleasant Valley Secondary, Morgen MacDonald (vice principal) for M.V. Beattie Elementary, Denise Moore for Len Wood Middle School and Scott Anderson for A.L. Fortune Secondary. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Bargains boost North Okanagan healthcare

Armstrong thrift store donates $150,000 to hospital foundation, students, more

Bargain Bin’s Leona Harrison presents donations to (middle row from left) John Hoile for the Brown Bag Lunches program, Adina Strotmann (PAC president) and Shelly Cull (principal) for Falkland Elementary school, Deanna Brennan (vice principal) for Pleasant Valley Secondary, Morgen MacDonald (vice principal) for M.V. Beattie Elementary, Denise Moore for Len Wood Middle School and Scott Anderson for A.L. Fortune Secondary. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
City Furniture, Kohler Canada and Monashee Health Collective have helped bring 25 new mattresses to Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

North Okanagan women fleeing domestic abuse able to sleep easier

25 new mattresses donated to Archway Society thanks to Kohler/Hytec initiative

City Furniture, Kohler Canada and Monashee Health Collective have helped bring 25 new mattresses to Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A fundraiser launched by the North Okanagan Leg To Table group is benefitting Okanagan Indian Band members and local meat producers. (Contribute)

North Okanagan meat drive steered toward OKIB, producers

Fundraiser launched by North Okanagan Leg To Table group helping those badly hit by wildfires, floods

A fundraiser launched by the North Okanagan Leg To Table group is benefitting Okanagan Indian Band members and local meat producers. (Contribute)
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Gleaners cap busy year with a million meals

Shipment of soup mix along with medical equipment heading to the Dominican Republic

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)
Sherry Demetrick (left), Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director, received a bank draft for $3,445 from Epicor Software’s Danelle Sloboda and Susanne Lankhaar Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Software company employees lend a hand to Vernon’s Archway Society

Society for Domestic Peace receives $3,445 donation from Epicor Software

Sherry Demetrick (left), Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director, received a bank draft for $3,445 from Epicor Software’s Danelle Sloboda and Susanne Lankhaar Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donated and delivered 600 bales of hay to the Okanagan Indian Band for its livestock over the winter, after grazing land was devastated in the summer by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (OKIB photo)

Guide outfitters make hay for Okanagan Indian Band following wildfire

Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donates 600 bales for band livestock over winter

The Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. donated and delivered 600 bales of hay to the Okanagan Indian Band for its livestock over the winter, after grazing land was devastated in the summer by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (OKIB photo)
The Roster is serving up support for two local charities by donating $5 from every entree for the month of December. (Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill photo)

Restaurant dishes up kindness for two Vernon causes

CMHA and Salvation Army served up support by local sports bar

The Roster is serving up support for two local charities by donating $5 from every entree for the month of December. (Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill photo)
Vienna Demontigny (second from left) donates items for her annual Purse Project to Armstrong Food Bank representatives Jennifer Ciccone (from left), MaryAnn Setterstrom and Karen Harrison. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong Purse Project receives ‘overwhelming’ bag donation

Project receives 50 reusable handmade bags for annual Christmas donation program

Vienna Demontigny (second from left) donates items for her annual Purse Project to Armstrong Food Bank representatives Jennifer Ciccone (from left), MaryAnn Setterstrom and Karen Harrison. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Local farmers, produce supplies and the community rallied to help the Good Food Box Society of North Okanagan fulfill its November orders when B.C.’s major highway routes were shut down due to flooding and landslides. (GFBSNO photo)

Community rally produces results for North Okanagan Good Food Box Society

November orders fulfilled even as B.C.’s major highway routes were shut down due to flooding, landslides

Local farmers, produce supplies and the community rallied to help the Good Food Box Society of North Okanagan fulfill its November orders when B.C.’s major highway routes were shut down due to flooding and landslides. (GFBSNO photo)
The Vernon Panthers Junior and Senior varsity football squads made a large donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. The food was collected at home games, and food was bought with proceeeds from 50-50 draws. (Rhonda Hove Photo)

Vernon Secondary football teams tackle hunger

Junior, Senior teams raise donations, cash for food bank at home game

The Vernon Panthers Junior and Senior varsity football squads made a large donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. The food was collected at home games, and food was bought with proceeeds from 50-50 draws. (Rhonda Hove Photo)
The Emily Dahl Foundation has donated $1,000 to Teens Count Too, an organization that helps to minimize the impact of youth poverty in the North Okanagan. (Submitted photo)

$1K donation supports struggling North Okanagan teens

The Emily Dahl Foundation will present a cheque to Teens Count Too on Dec. 14

The Emily Dahl Foundation has donated $1,000 to Teens Count Too, an organization that helps to minimize the impact of youth poverty in the North Okanagan. (Submitted photo)
Valley First has donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to four different organizations as part of its Simple Generosity program. (Contributed)

Credit union cash helps Okanagan businesses

Valley First donates between $10,000 and $25,000 to four separate organizations to help businesses grow

Valley First has donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to four different organizations as part of its Simple Generosity program. (Contributed)
She’s making a list, she’s checking it twice. O’Keefe Ranch manager Sherrilee Franks and her cousin, Cindy Palazzo, are collecting items for the Upper Room Mission’s Blessing Backpack program, and more items are needed to help fill the backpacks. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)

O’Keefe Ranch rounds up blessings for Vernon’s less fortunate

Spallumcheen ranch is a drop-off for items for the Upper Room Mission’s Blessing Backpack program

She’s making a list, she’s checking it twice. O’Keefe Ranch manager Sherrilee Franks and her cousin, Cindy Palazzo, are collecting items for the Upper Room Mission’s Blessing Backpack program, and more items are needed to help fill the backpacks. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)
North Okanagan Good Food Box Society program coordinator Diane Fleming (centre) accepts $10,000 from Regional District of North Okanagan Electoral Areas Advisory Committee members Amanda Shatzko (from left), Rick Fairbairn, Hank Cameron, Denis Delisle and Bob Fleming. (RDNO photo)

Directors produce cash for North Okanagan food program

Good Food Box Society receives $10,000 from regional district’s electoral areas

North Okanagan Good Food Box Society program coordinator Diane Fleming (centre) accepts $10,000 from Regional District of North Okanagan Electoral Areas Advisory Committee members Amanda Shatzko (from left), Rick Fairbairn, Hank Cameron, Denis Delisle and Bob Fleming. (RDNO photo)
The Haunting of Falkland crew raised a significant amount of support for local groups through the weekend Halloween event. (Dean Trumbley photo)

Falkland Halloween haunt scares up support

Weekend-long Haunting of Falkland fundraiser raises $4,300

The Haunting of Falkland crew raised a significant amount of support for local groups through the weekend Halloween event. (Dean Trumbley photo)
HOPE Outreach serves Kelowna and Vernon. (Black Press file photo)

Clothing drive keeps Vernon’s homeless warm

HOPE Okanagan outreach collecting winter clothing for men and women

HOPE Outreach serves Kelowna and Vernon. (Black Press file photo)
More than 3,000 pairs of socks were raised by Vernon’s On Side Restoration as part of the company’s Socktember campaign 2021. (Contributed)

More than 3,000 pairs of socks collected for Vernon youth, families

On Side Restoration warmed thousands of feet as part of the company’s Socktember initiative

More than 3,000 pairs of socks were raised by Vernon’s On Side Restoration as part of the company’s Socktember campaign 2021. (Contributed)
The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)

Community fridge opens in Lake Country

Fridge found at Winfield United Church; judgment-free zone

The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)
(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)

Okanagan food banks looking for Thanksgiving donations

Contactless food drive will provide dinner for many this Thanksgiving

(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)
Two Vernon businesses have stepped forward to start a summer matching challenge to raise funds for the Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail’s Northern Gateway campaign. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon companies step forward to support Okanagan Rail Trail campaign

Priscilla, Remax and KPMG have started summer matching challenge to help Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail

Two Vernon businesses have stepped forward to start a summer matching challenge to raise funds for the Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail’s Northern Gateway campaign. (Black Press - file photo)
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