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How to donate to the 2021 Times Colonist Christmas Fund

How to donate to the 2021 Times Colonist Christmas Fund

We have raised and distributed millions of dollars through our Christmas Fund over the years — including $1.24 million last year — and the success is a direct result of your generosity.
Drop your returnables at Bottle Depot donation bins and help the Times Colonist Christmas Fund

Drop your returnables at Bottle Depot donation bins and help the Times Colonist Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund helps people in need through a variety of agencies, including the Salvation Army, Mustard Seed Street Church and Victoria Women's Transition House
'We couldn't keep up': Agencies report jump in domestic violence cases during pandemic

'We couldn't keep up': Agencies report jump in domestic violence cases during pandemic

Women in abusive relationships are often reluctant to leave the family home around Christmas, afraid that their children will be left with unhappy memories, says Susan Howard of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. But the reverse is often true.
Real estate agent turns windfall into win for Times Colonist Christmas Fund

Real estate agent turns windfall into win for Times Colonist Christmas Fund

Morley Bryant said the Times Colonist Christmas Fund is top of mind as the world continues to struggle through the pandemic.
Dave Obee: A donation in memory of Chess and Helen 'who made such wonderful Christmases for us'

Dave Obee: A donation in memory of Chess and Helen 'who made such wonderful Christmases for us'

A family explains their $2,500 donation on Giving Tuesday
Dave Obee: Christmas Fund reaches $136,400 on Giving Tuesday

Dave Obee: Christmas Fund reaches $136,400 on Giving Tuesday

Donate online at timescolonist.com/donate
Jack Knox: Hoarding hurts food banks, but donors help

Jack Knox: Hoarding hurts food banks, but donors help

The panic-buying seems to be settling down, but it has still meant more stress for food banks, who now find their suppliers rationing purchases as they attempt to restock stores.
Jack Knox: We pay taxes, do we still have to look out for one another?

Jack Knox: We pay taxes, do we still have to look out for one another?

The face of need doesn’t always match our preconceptions.
Christmas Fund returns to help those in need; please donate

Christmas Fund returns to help those in need; please donate

The fund, which helps people in need in our community, is in its 65th year.
Christmas Fund reaches $1.24 million, boosted by flurry of donations

Christmas Fund reaches $1.24 million, boosted by flurry of donations

After a flurry of donations on Thursday — the deadline for charitable donations in the 2020 tax year — as well as a few more on New Year’s Day, your Times Colonist Christmas Fund has reached $1,243,452.