GivingTuesday launches in Port Alberni

Literacy Alberni and the Alberni Valley Hospice Society have teamed up to bring GivingTuesday to the Alberni Valley.

Literacy Alberni and the Alberni Valley Hospice Society have teamed up to bring GivingTuesday to the Alberni Valley.

The inter-agency event will take place at Char’s Landing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 29.

An American grassroots event that has gained a foothold in Canada, GivingTuesday takes place this year on Nov. 29, days after the consumer-driven Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day for charities, businesses and individuals alike to get together and celebrate giving, as well as giving back.

“The focus of it is to celebrate the spirit of giving through the holiday season,” says organizer Graham Hughes, executive director at Literacy Alberni.

“There are simple ways people can participate.”

Literacy Alberni will launch a book drive in concert with the Community Arts Council: people are welcome to bring their gently used books down to Char’s Landing for donation. Some of the books will go toward the annual arts council book sale in May, and any books not sold will go back to the literacy organization for its little libraries.

The hospice society is asking for Canadian Tire money and Quality Foods receipts for Ty Watson House Hospice.

Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) will also be there, collecting clothing for its Clothes Drop Program Bins.

facebook.com/albernivalleynews

twitter.com/alberninews

 

Just Posted

Alberni drag racers travel to Port McNeill for event on airport runway

More than 20 drag racers from the Alberni Valley travelled to Port… Continue reading

Watch the museum come to life with Our Town in Port Alberni

July 23 event takes place at Gyro Recreation Park

Learn the art of songwriting with musician John Pippus

Writing workshop, performance at Words on Fire highlight a trip to Alberni

Descend to the depths of diving history in Port Alberni

New exhibit opens at Maritime Discovery Centre

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

Comox Valley military museum could be closed for a couple of months

HMCS Alberni site suffered water damage during a recent downpour

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read