Charity and Donations

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)
Island Food Caring launches program to tackle food insecurities

Island Food Caring launches program to tackle food insecurities

Victoria Foundation and five local grocers team to launch campaign on Feb. 27

Island Food Caring launches program to tackle food insecurities
Angela Mangiacasale, president of Wear2Start Society; Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean and Dress for Success Vancouver program coordinator Sydney Budgeon get a handle on some handbags. Thursday, MLAs from both sides of the legislature donated purses to Wear2Start. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Jack)

MLAs donate handbags with notes to inspire women in the workforce

Purse drive organized by charities Wear2Start and Dress for Success

Angela Mangiacasale, president of Wear2Start Society; Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean and Dress for Success Vancouver program coordinator Sydney Budgeon get a handle on some handbags. Thursday, MLAs from both sides of the legislature donated purses to Wear2Start. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Jack)
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
Saanich Christmas elf Mena Westhaver rests after a long day of delivering socks to the community ahead of Christmas. (Rainforest Communications/Supplied)

Saanich Christmas elf delivers 1,416 pairs of socks to locals just in time for holidays

Care facilities, schools, retirement homes among sock recipients

  • Dec 23, 2019
Saanich Christmas elf Mena Westhaver rests after a long day of delivering socks to the community ahead of Christmas. (Rainforest Communications/Supplied)