Local Teen Purchases Gifts for Pediatrics Unit at Comox Valley Hospital

Posted on 2nd January 2018, by British Columbia
Eighteen year old Makenzie Jesse has had her fair share of hospital stays. Living with cerebral palsy, she has had over 12 surgeries in children’s hospitals across Canada and is often faced with long stays (sometimes over Christmas). It is this experience alone that has led Makenzie to help other children who are confined to  […]
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Sharing the Highlights of the Christmas Season

Posted on 21st December 2017, by British Columbia
A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings is one of the greatest highlights of the Christmas season. This holiday, we want to provide a holiday meal for those who wouldn’t otherwise have one. This year, we are estimating to feed over 3,000 deserving individuals, children and families across BC. For a full list of  […]

Thank You For Giving Us Hope When Everything Seemed Hopeless

Posted on 18th December 2017, by British Columbia
Things had always seemed to go well for Sandy. Her loving husband, John, had a stable job that kept the family in a comfortable lifestyle and provided the necessary services for their disabled 14-year-old son. Because they felt blessed, they wanted to share with their neighbors in need. Then, John lost the job he had  […]
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BC Sikh Organizations Collect Toys for Families in Need

Posted on 18th December 2017, by British Columbia
The holiday season is a great time to come together and make this Christmas special for families in your community. A fantastic example of community coming together is the Toys for Kids campaign by the Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen and Sikh Academy Elementary, who are encouraging the Sikh community to collect and donate toys to  […]
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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  […]
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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  […]
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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  […]
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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,  […]
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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  […]
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