Thank you to Budget Blinds of Central Vancouver Island for their ongoing generosity! We are incredibly grateful to Rebeccah Stefina for selecting YANA as the recipient of 5% of their monthly sales this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Thankful hugs to the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church for their generous donation from the Mission of the Month program! We are grateful for the collective contributions made to create this generous support.

Big Love 2024 – Simply Spectacular

Posted on

Comox Valley, you are definitive proof that love knows no bounds! The Big Love 2024 event was nothing short of spectacular, and we are overjoyed to share that, together, we raised an unbelievable $232,000 for YANA families. 


“Incredible. I honestly don’t know how to explain how grateful we are for everything you’ve done for us.”

“I can’t properly express just how much it means to have this support.”

“We are forever grateful for your help and support. You have no idea how much we appreciate everything you have done. You are all simply amazing.” 


We have the honour of hearing our families tell us about the impact YANA has made in their lives. 

We have the privilege of providing the support they need because of your monumental generosity. 

We count our blessings, and we are so grateful to count on you. The YANA community is exceptional, and it’s your dedication that makes it so. From the bottom of our very full hearts, we extend our deepest appreciation to every single YANA supporter far and wide.

See more coverage of the event here: 

‘It went spectacularly well’: YANA concludes another successful Big Love Gala

YANA Big Love Gala 2024: Uniting Community, Setting Records in Comox Valley

Big shoutout to Leanne & Studio IPF for hosting an awesome 80’s workout class and generously donating all the proceeds to YANA totalling $650.00! Thanks to Paula B. and Lynn B. for their fantastic support of the 80s-themed workout event. Your generosity is making a real difference in the lives of families in our community. Thank you for rocking the 80’s and supporting YANA!

A huge thank you to the Comox Firefighter Association for their incredibly generous donation of $5000! Your support of the tree chipping event and other fundraising activities is truly amazing! We are truly grateful for your kindness and dedication to the families in our community. Thank you!

A heartfelt thank you to the Valley Vista Tenants Association for their generous donation of $1000! Your support through your Valley Vista Community social activities is such a fun way to giveback to the families in our community traveling for medical reasons. Thank you for your generosity and for standing alongside us!

A massive thank you to Scotiabank Comox for their incredibly generous donation of over $500! Your contribution from their ‘Fun Friday’ Lunch, Book Drive, and Jeans Day demonstrates your commitment to making a positive impact in our community. We are deeply grateful for your support and generosity, which will directly benefit the families we serve. Thank you!

A huge thank you to the Boston Pizza Foundation for hosting a successful fundraiser at the Courtenay location in support of YANA and the families in our community. Your efforts truly make a difference, and we are so grateful for your commitment and generosity. Thank you for standing with us and helping us serve those in need!

We’re thrilled to announce another amazing year and a fantastic fundraiser at Truffala Tree Farm raising an INCREDIBLE $1150.00! Once again, with $5 from every Christmas tree sold donated to YANA, we are incredibly grateful to be the chosen charity! Thank you for your ongoing generosity and spirit of giving!

Hottest Ticket in Town! 2024 YANA Big Love Benefit tickets on sale now

Posted on

The 2024 YANA Big Love Benefit Gala will take place on Friday, February 23rd, at the Florence Filberg Centre Signature Venue.

The event will be live-streamed as well for those who would like to attend virtually. Join us in person or online for a truly unforgettable evening of philanthropy, celebration, and community spirit!

Signature Venue tickets are $200 each. Livestream tickets are by tax-deductible donation.

Attendees will enjoy an electric evening of community connection, delicious dining and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to bid on extraordinary items and packages in both the online auction and live auction, hosted by the one and only, Dave Stevens.

The night will include a moving photo presentation captured by the talented Karen McKinnon offering a glimpse into the experiences of a YANA family deeply impacted by the generous support this community provides.

Your in-person or virtual Big Love Benefit ticket gives you exclusive access to both the FULL silent auction running from February 13-23 and the exciting LIVE auction during the Big Love event on Friday, February 23rd.

Show your support by bidding on the amazing items donated by generous individuals and businesses from around the Comox Valley and beyond. There are sure to be some fabulous items up for bid including gift certificates, experiences, getaways, local pottery and artwork, collectibles, and much, much more!

Join the community of supporters rallying behind YANA families! Every ticket purchased, every item auctioned, and every dollar donated makes a difference for a child in our community. Thank you for showing your Big Love for YANA!

More event info here: