Making Spirits Bright

Posted on 12th December 2017, by British Columbia
Christmas is typically a time of great joy and family celebration. Yet for Erica, a young mother of three small children, the holiday season was overcast by a sense of dread and the harsh reality of poverty settling in. Seasonal questions turned from, “When will I find time to go shopping?” to “How will I  […]
Categories: Blog, Stories

Ready, Set, Shuffle!

Posted on 29th November 2017, by British Columbia
Our annual Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run & 1K Elf Walk takes place December 2nd in Vancouver, and 6 other cities across BC. Registered participants are encouraged to raise pledges to help us assist families and individuals in need this Christmas and throughout the year. Alongside the Running Room, our event will be joined by  […]
Categories: Events

Hundreds of Homeless Warmer Thanks to Maple Ridge Boy

Posted on 29th November 2017, by British Columbia
Today, there are more warm and dry people in Maple Ridge thanks to the kindness of a Grade 2 student from Kanaka Creek elementary. Ryder Moore is a 7 year old boy who, last year, developed the idea to raise funds for those living on the streets in his community. Upon taking a drive through  […]
Categories: Heroes

There’s Always Time to Give

Posted on 24th November 2017, by British Columbia
At 80 years young, Hanna has been volunteering at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Williams Lake for 48 years. Hanna has been volunteering at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Williams Lake for 48 years. This summer, she was forced to evacuate her home and was quickly redirected to Kamloops. Before even settling in,  […]
Categories: Stories

An Unexpected Christmas Miracle

Posted on 17th November 2017, by British Columbia
As a young woman, Ava made the decision to venture out on an adventure with her four-year-old daughter, moving away from her family to travel and study. Ava was determined to prove to herself and her family that she could make it on her own and worked two jobs to make ends meet. Many days  […]
Categories: Stories

A Holiday Blessing You Made Possible

Posted on 15th November 2017, by British Columbia
Have you heard it said that life is what happens when we are planning for it? Job loss, sudden illness, or the unexpected death of a loved one can change the course of our lives in a moment and it can happen to anyone. Michelle knows this from firsthand experience. After a severe leg injury,  […]
Categories: Stories

A War Hero for Hope: Remembrance Day

Posted on 11th November 2017, by British Columbia
(Photo: Captain Mark Dunstan and Bill) Bill is a veteran who is 90 years young. Despite health challenges over the years and living on a very limited income, Bill has made significant contribution to the community of Abbotsford attending City Council meetings regularly for years, speaking to issues of concern and actually gave blood regularly  […]
Categories: Heroes

Help us Build Toy Mountain!

Posted on 8th November 2017, by British Columbia
Did you know, 1 in 10 families in BC live below the poverty line? This holiday season, be a hero for hope to families in your community by attending the annual Toy Mountain Toy Drive at Guildford Town Centre. On Dec 7th & 8th, join CTV Vancouver, 103.5QMFM, 94.5 Virgin Radio, and TSN Radio Vancouver  […]
Categories: Events

Telus’ Socks for SOX

Posted on 8th November 2017, by British Columbia
Every year, TELUS’ financial team initiates a ‘Socks for SOX’ campaign during the annual SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) certification process. Their goal is to raise enough funds to contribute atleast one pair of socks for every team member in the Finance Department so that while becoming “Socks Compliant” they also become, “SOX Compliant”. The  […]

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal

Posted on 10th January 2017, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $4.3 million provincially in British Columbia through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $4-million goal.  Nationally The Salvation Army raised over $23.5 million provincially, surpassing its $21 million goal! “We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us  […]