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View from the ferry on the way to Saltery Bay
Helping with Donations and Volunteering
If you are the kind of person who likes to help, then you are one of the countless people in the Powell River area who do just that through donations and/or volunteering. The pages in this section list organizations that need volunteers and/or funding throughout the year. For volunteering opportunities at festivals or other annual events, see the Annual Events Calendar or contact Volunteer Powell River
Powell River Hospital Auxiliary Ladies at Work
Inclusion Powell River
Lisa Daniels, Program Manager
The Better at Home program in Powell River provides services to seniors that enable to stay in their homes longer. The services provided by both paid staff and volunteers includes home visits, driving participants to appointments and shopping trips.
Registering as a volunteer requires a criminal check, obtaining a driver's abstract and attending a three hour orientation.
Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society
PO Box 157, Powell River, BC V8A 4Z6
604.485.8488 or 1.877.485.8488 firstname.lastname@example.org
A National Society is Born
Powell River seems a rather odd place to be the national headquarters for something as big as bone marrow transplants, but all big things start as something small. The story of how the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society got started is inspiring.
The Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society is a registered charity founded in 1988 with a mandate to help build the Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor Registry; educate the public about the need for bone marrow donors; and raise funds in support of the work. Over the years, the society has grown to include branches in provinces across the country and has raised a significant amount of money in support of its goals.
Groups of trained volunteers from various provinces are recruited and coordinated by the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society to serve as couriers and bring the life-
Powell River Brain Injury Society
Unit 102, Phoenix Plaza, Duncan Street at Joyce
604.485.6065 or 1.866.499.6065 email@example.com
Open Weekdaysi 9 -
Started as a once a month support group by public health nurse Penny Mebsto after her son's accident, “The Center for Acquired Brain Injury” serves a growing membership of 150. The manager, Debbie Dee, works with the Board of Directors and volunteers to keep the Center vibrant with a variety of activities.
PO Box 335, Powell River, BC V8A 5C2
Established in 2001, the Powell River Community Foundation serves the geographic area of School District 47, offering people a variety of ways to make a difference in the community through philanthropic giving. Since 2001, the Foundation has granted over a quarter of a million dollars to local charities.
The Powell River Academy of Music is one of many grants distributed by the Powell River Community Foundation.
Powell River Professional
Powell River Professional Firefighters Local 1298
The Powell River Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society is a non-
For over 20 years the Powell River Friends of the Library, a registered BC society, has been advocating and raising funds on behalf of the Library all the while promoting literacy, learning and public awareness. The Society membership is made up of passionate volunteers who strive to ensure that our Library remains a central and vital part of Powell River.
8 x 8 Anonymous Art Show 2015
Photo credit: Shelley Thomson
Powell River Health-
Economy Shop 604.485.0110
Candy Stripers: firstname.lastname@example.org
While their primary objective is to raise funds for new health related equipment, the Powell River Health-
5000 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5R3
604.485.3211 Ext. 4349
The mandate of the Powell River Hospital Foundation is to raise funds for development, equipment, education and research for the Powell River General Hospital by organizing fundraising projects; encouraging individual and group donations; careful management of an endowment fund; and by encouraging bequests.
Funds raised by the Hospital Foundation paid for an Echo-
The ‘GoSafe’ pendent by Phillips provides peace of mind.
Kiwanis Lifeline Program
4943 Kiwanis Ave, Powell River
The Western Canadian Association of Lifeline Programs (formerly
Grandmothers to Grandmothers is a campaign appropriately named “Gogo” (Grandmother in Zulu) that was started by the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help grandmothers in Africa and the orphans in their care with financial aid and reason to hope. The Sunshine GoGo's, which joined the effort in 2009, raises funds with the sale of tote bags and events such as bake sales.
Membership is $10 per year or a donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Donations of $20 or more will receive an income tax receipt.
PO Box 370, Powell River V8A 5C2
2017 marks 40 years since the Powell River & District United Way started making a difference in our community. In those years the organization has contributed to or outright supported numerous programs in town. With an emphasis on youth and family, programs include "Success by 6", the Orca Bus, a Youth Centre plus many more.
PO Box 370, Powell River V8A 5C2
Since it's opening in 2005 Volunteer Powell River, which is supported 100% by our local United Way, has registered over 600 volunteers to help with events, foster animals, provide office support and much more.
the life that made a difference
Bruce Denniston was a well-
Finding a compatible bone marrow donor can be like finding a needle in a haystack but in a remarkable outpouring of support, the public and the RCMP joined forces to find that needle. The Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society was formed with the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to the Registry so that it could expand and give Bruce and all patients like him a second chance at life.
A donor was finally found for Bruce in England but the disease had ravaged his body for too long and the treatment required to prepare the young constable for the marrow transplant had taken its toll and he could not recover. He died in 1989, and his funeral was attended by an honour guard of RCMP officers.
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