Shirley Stocker Announces Retirement from CKNW Orphans’ Fund. Read the full press release HERE.
We're committed to enhancing the lives of children with
physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities.
Proud of Our History
CKNW radio began broadcasting in 1944 from New Westminster, BC and it didn't take long for the station to take hold in the community. That December station staff had the idea to purchase radios as Christmas gifts for the children living in the local orphanage, Loyal Protestant Home.
Listeners wanted to help and soon donations began flooding the station. Thanks to their generous support, each winter CKNW was able to purchase gifts for the orphaned children. The CKNW Orphans' Fund grew from these grassroots beginnings.
The Loyal Protestant Home eventually closed its doors; but the CKNW Orphans' Fund has continued giving children facing severe challenges a better chance.
We See the Need
The CKNW Orphans' Fund receives funding applications for families with children in need and from children's organizations who provide beneficial programs and services.
How We Make a Difference
- speech, music and equestrian therapy for physically challenged kids
- grief and psychological counselling
- adaptive wheelchairs and specialized medical equipment to increase mobility
- hearing aids and computer adapted software for multi-sensory learning
- outreach programs for inner-city youth
- summer camp subsidies
The CKNW Orphans' Fund helps in a variety of ways and these are sompe examples of where donations can make a difference. CKNW AM980 (a division of Corus Entertainment) provides promotional marketing services and assists with administrative costs. For further information or to receive a grant application please contact our office.
How Can You Create Change? Donating is Easy!
- By Phone call 604-331-2711
- Monthly Giving on your credit card
- Online (click the banner on the right hand side of this page)
- Tax Smart Giving life insurance, securities and annuities
- Legacy Planning discover how you can leave a lasting gift by naming CKNW Orphans' Fund as a beneficiary in your will
- Tribute Gifts celebrate a milestone anniversary, wedding, birthday or special occasion with a donation
- Employee Deductions designate the CKNW Orphans' Fund as your charity of choice through a United Way workplace campaign
- By Mail cheque or money order to our office - see address below
Please contact us:
Applications for funding
Volunteering through our membership program
Mail donations or grant applications to:
CKNW Orphans' Fund
Suite 2000 - 700 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K9
* Receipts issued for all donations $20.00 and over.
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Call the donation hotline at 604-321-2277 and AA Wayne’s Towing will take your information and give you an appointment time. You will need your vehicle registration and you will be given a donation receipt listing the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and an ICBC transfer tax form.
KEEP YOUR RECEIPT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR OFFICIAL TAX RECEIPT FROM THE CKNW ORPHANS' FUND.