For the week of April 13

Spring Advertising donated $3,100 ($1,100 of that total was donated by the public) to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Spring unleashed several animal mascots as part of “Hugs for Hunger”: for every hug given, Spring donated $1 to the food bank. For every dollar donated, the food bank is able to purchase $3 worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs.

Vancity donated $12,000 to Delta Community Living Society in support of an innovative new pilot project launched by the society. The Leading Employment and Achieving Possibilities (LEAP) pilot project has been designed to support young adults with developmental disabilities who are transitioning from school to work.

Sarah Chiu (associate director, major gifts, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation); Zakaria Hmama (associate professor, UBC); Yossef Av-Gay (professor, UBC); Jim Irvine (chair, board of directors, TB Vets) and wife Noreen Tilley; Alyss Bourgeau (recreation therapist, TB Unit, VGH); Kandys Merola (executive director, TB Vets); Andrew Walsh (communication officer, TB Vets); Robin Crickmay (database coordinator, TB Vets); Lynn Paddon (patient services manager, respiratory sciences, VGH); Angela Chapman (senior VP, philanthropy, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation)

TB Vets Charitable Foundation donated $105,000 to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to fund the role of a recreational therapist to help improve the health and quality of life of patients in the tuberculosis unit at Vancouver General Hospital. This donation demonstrates TB Vets’ ongoing commitment to supporting quality of care for everyone in B.C. affected by tuberculosis, bringing its total giving to VGH to more than $1.9 million.
Sarah Chiu (associate director, major gifts, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation); Zakaria Hmama (associate professor, UBC); Yossef Av-Gay (professor, UBC); Jim Irvine (chair, board of directors, TB Vets) and wife Noreen Tilley; Alyss Bourgeau (recreation therapist, TB Unit, VGH); Kandys Merola (executive director, TB Vets); Andrew Walsh (communication officer, TB Vets); Robin Crickmay (database coordinator, TB Vets); Lynn Paddon (patient services manager, respiratory sciences, VGH); Angela Chapman (senior VP, philanthropy, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation)

Grape Juice 2014, a wine auction benefiting Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, raised $87,000. The funds will be used to help match at-risk girls with mentors through Big Sisters’ three mentoring programs. The event was created by founding sponsors McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MAC Marketing Solutions, presented by Lamborghini Vancouver and sponsored by Beedie Development Group, ONNI Group, Grosvenor, ZLC Financial Group, Capital West Mortgage Inc., The Loden Hotel, Marquis Wine Cellars, Fresh Tap, Nichol Vineyard, Poderi dal Nespoli, Ricossa Wines, Roaring Twenties Wine Company, Ganache Patisserie, Heckl Photography, The Lazy Gourmet, Lonsdale Event Rentals, BCBusiness, MET Fine Printers, Promosa, Splice Design, Vancouver Sun, Ellis Design, Vancouver Magazine, Westcoast Homes & Design and PacBlue Printing.

Ernie Dougherty, one of the first Vancouver Canucks, with Union Gospel Mission president Bill Mollard

Ernie Dougherty, one of the first Vancouver Canucks from 1945, was recently honoured by the BC Hockey Benevolent Association for his decades of service to the Vancouver Canucks Alumni association. Among the gifts presented was the opportunity to designate $5,000 to the charity of his choice. Dougherty, a longtime supporter of Union Gospel Mission, selected the local charity to be the recipient.
Ernie Dougherty, one of the first Vancouver Canucks, with Union Gospel Mission president Bill Mollard

For the week of April 6

Clearly Contacts donated $4,215 for CKNW Orphans’ Fund’s Pink Shirt Day. The funds were raised by donating $5 from every pair of glasses sold on clearlycontacts.ca on February 26, 2014 (Pink Shirt Day). •

Guests of 7-Eleven Canada donated $30,500 to the Breakfast Club of Canada. Funds were raised through coinboxes across Canada in November and December 2013.

Scotiabank Bright Future donated $488,009 to the United Way of the Lower Mainland in support of various social programs across the province.

Falcon Equipment donated $10,000 to the Peter Legge International Institute for Sales Excellence at Douglas College. The Sales Institute is a new program that teaches students the skills to be a sales professional who can win, grow and retain business and produce results. Douglas College is the only college in B.C. specializing in sales training.

Linda Flack, manager, Heart Fund & BC Family Residence Program, Variety—The Children’s Charity (second from left) presents Barbara Becker, director, major gifts, Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Foundation (far left), Queenie Lai, health service manager, RCH Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (second from right) and Vinod Kesavan, department head, pediatrics, RCH, (far right) with a cheque for $136,387.83

Variety–The Children’s Charity donated $136,387.83 to the Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Foundation. The funds purchased two Giraffe incubators for RCH’s Variety NICU and also supported RCH’s Maternal, Infant, Child, Youth Emergency Response Fund, which provides essentials for low-income families who have children in the Variety NICU or Pediatric Unit.
Linda Flack, manager, Heart Fund & BC Family Residence Program, Variety—The Children’s Charity (second from left) presents Barbara Becker, director, major gifts, Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Foundation (far left), Queenie Lai, health service manager, RCH Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (second from right) and Vinod Kesavan, department head, pediatrics, RCH, (far right) with a cheque for $136,387.83


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