Canucks for Kids Fund donates $500K to COVID-19 charities

Staff are seen preparing food at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in Burnaby, B.C. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

The Vancouver Canucks‘ Canucks for Kids Fund is donating $500,000 to B.C. and national charities as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“There may never be a more important time in our lifetime to support the community,” CFKF President and Canucks co-owner Paolo Aquilini said in a statement. “The pandemic has created extraordinary demands and with this $500,000 gift we are inviting fans to join us by donating if they are able. Canucks fans make up BC’s biggest family and our family needs us now, more than ever.”

The CFKF has expanded from its regular focus on supporting children and family charities during the COVID-19 pandemic to now include nourishing the community and caring for youth, seniors and families.

Thursday’s donation will be shared by nine charities: Feeding the Community ($200,000), Greater Vancouver Food Bank ($50,000), BC Care Providers Association ($100,000), Senior Services Society of BC ($25,000), Canucks Family Education Centre($25,000), Mackie’s Place($25,000), Foundry BC ($25,000), YWCA Crabtree Corner Community Resource Centre ($25,000) and Kids Help Phone ($25,000).


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