PHOTOS: A WAVE OF GENEROSITY

Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)
On behalf of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, Ucluelet realtors Carl Scott, Judy Gray, and Sandy Rantz gave Cris Martin a cheque for $400 for the Food Bank on the Edge. The organization also made a $1000 donation to the food bank run by the Salvation Army in Port Alberni. (Nora O’Malley photo)On behalf of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, Ucluelet realtors Carl Scott, Judy Gray, and Sandy Rantz gave Cris Martin a cheque for $400 for the Food Bank on the Edge. The organization also made a $1000 donation to the food bank run by the Salvation Army in Port Alberni. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Thornton Creek Hatchery manager Dave Hurtwitz holds a giant cheque for over $1,300 from the Ucluelet Co-op. This year, all the proceeds from Fuel Good Day went to the local hatchery to support their efforts of rebuilding salmon stocks. (Nora O’Malley photo)Thornton Creek Hatchery manager Dave Hurtwitz holds a giant cheque for over $1,300 from the Ucluelet Co-op. This year, all the proceeds from Fuel Good Day went to the local hatchery to support their efforts of rebuilding salmon stocks. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Rick and Rebecca Lim of Pirates Bay Holdings gift Jessica Hutchinson, Executive Director of Central Westcoast Forest Society, with a $2500 cheque. The donation will go towards wild salmon restoration efforts. (Pirates Bay photo)Rick and Rebecca Lim of Pirates Bay Holdings gift Jessica Hutchinson, Executive Director of Central Westcoast Forest Society, with a $2500 cheque. The donation will go towards wild salmon restoration efforts. (Pirates Bay photo)
USS principal Carol Sedgwick holds two cheques from the Long Beach Golf Course: $2,500 for athletics and $2,500 for arts. LBGC manager Cory Brent, right, and head coach Mike Rhodes were excited to take part in the gift giving. (LBGC photo)USS principal Carol Sedgwick holds two cheques from the Long Beach Golf Course: $2,500 for athletics and $2,500 for arts. LBGC manager Cory Brent, right, and head coach Mike Rhodes were excited to take part in the gift giving. (LBGC photo)

Businesses throughout the West Coast were happy to show their holiday spirit by writing sizeable cheques to their most loved nonprofits last month.

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