The Abbotsford Community Foundation is pleased to present Abbotsford's first Vital Signs Report which is an annual community checkup that measures the vitality of our community, identifies issues and provides citizens with an opportunity to assign grades based on their perceptions of these issues.
You can download the regular and longer version of Abbotsford's Vital Signs Report and documents containing the national and local sources of the information in the reports as well as the press release.
You can also download the national Vital Signs Report on Food Security and the press release issued by CFC.
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon celebrates youth supporting our community
Pictured above Vijay Manual, Vice Principal of Mouat Secondary (far left) interviewed sisters Jaymie and Paige Thompson, both from a local 4 H Club, during the 2013 NPD Luncheon. The 4 H Club donated a "pig" to the Salvation Army's Centre of Hope meal program that helped feed 1,400 people and inspired another donation of livestock, according to Deb Lowell (above, far right), Director of Public Relations for the Salvation Army.
Student Awards Program
In 2013 the Abbotsford Community Foundation allocated 285 awards totalling over $230,000 to graduating students of Abbotsford Senior Secondary, Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts, Abbotsford Traditional Secondary, Bakerview Centre for Learning, M.E.I. Secondary, Rick Hansen Secondary, Robert Bateman Secondary, W.J. Mouat Secondary and Yale Secondary.
Congratulations to all the students who received awards!
The Evening in the Garden Gala raised approximately $76,000 to support the Abbotsford Community Foundation and its six Charity Partners including: Abbotsford Community Resources, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, CNIB, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and The Reach Gallery Museum. Highlights including a spectacular silent auction, grand prize draws, the live auction, Mint Julep Reception and the entertainment provided by ABRA Cadabra. Special thanks to the Gala's sponsors including Fraserway RV at the Platinum Level and Golden Valley Foods, Ritchie Smith Feeds, Sevenoaks Mall and VanCity at the Gold Level and The Cooperators at the Silver Level.
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The Abbotsford Community Foundation has partnered with the True Sport Foundation to provide approximately $18,000 in grants in support of local organizations using sport to enhance our community. Grants were provided to the following projects: Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament $5,000; Abby Skatelife Annual Camp $1,725; AYC's "Boyzone" $2,325; Central Abbotsford Community School Society's DBF Sports and Leadership program $3,948; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley's "Game On", a group mentoring program for boys $5,000.