Overflowing with Gratitude to Our Holiday Heroes!
As we bid farewell to this joyous season, our hearts are bursting with gratitude for each and every one of you who turned this holiday into something truly magical. Whether it was a donation in lieu of gifts, a contribution in honor of a YANA family, through our Website on Canada Helps, or a ‘just because’ gift, your generosity leaves us speechless!!!
Your support, in all its forms, has touched the lives of those who need it most, creating ripples of joy and warmth that extend far beyond the holiday season. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing to make a difference for YANA families.

We’re absolutely thrilled and so grateful for the amazing support from Edible Islands and all their customers! Thanks for choosing YANA as one of your charities for the 12 Days of Giving this holiday season. Your help means the world to us and really makes a difference in the lives of the families we support. Thanks for sharing the holiday spirit and kindness!

We send our deepest gratitude to the Strategic Giving Foundation and to David M. and June M. for their incredibly generous donation of $7,590 to YANA through their grant process for general programs. Your support is not only greatly appreciated but also impactful, directly benefiting the families in our community! Thank you!

Thank you, Lynn, Nick, and the Comox Strathcona Probus Club, for your thoughtful donation and for choosing to support YANA. This contribution was initially intended as payment to a speaker from the military, Nick, who recently shared insights on PTSD and veterans at their meeting. Instead, Nick chose to redirect this honorarium to YANA. We appreciate your support!

Congratulations to our Christmas Crackers 2023 Grand Prize Winner

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As of Thursday, December 21, Crackers are SOLD OUT at ALL locations! 

Thank you to our 2023 Christmas Crackers sponsor, Somers Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities whose generosity allowed 100% of every sale to be directed to accommodation and travel funding support for YANA families, and to prize donors Mark the Gold Guy and Tim from Simply Timeless for their neverending sparkly support! Huge gratitude as well to all volunteers, retail location staff, and Cracker purchasers in the Comox Valley and beyond for making this fundraiser a huge success again this year!

Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Mike Englehart! Mike struck gold (or should we say gold AND diamonds!) at his daughter-in-law’s Christmas dinner, where he cracked open the winning cracker purchased from Hugh’s Independent. Talk about a festive surprise! 

But hold on, there’s more to this story! Mike and his lovely wife are gearing up to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on January 2nd. What better timing to win a dazzling diamond ring than right before such a special milestone? ❤️ Congratulations Mike, and a big thank you to everyone who participates in our fundraiser this year!

🐾 Bark-tastic News! Woofs galore, and a huge shoutout to Bosley’s by Pet Valu Courtenay for organizing another paw-some fundraiser this year! 📸✨ Who can resist adorable holiday photos of their pets? From dogs and cats to bunnies, you’ve all spread love to your furry pals and YANA families.
If you share your pet’s festive photo, don’t forget to tag us! 🐾 Thank you for supporting YANA! 💙🐾

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the incredible generosity of the Tom Harris Fund for Families! A massive shoutout to Rachel, a former Comox Valley Resident, for nominating us as one of the charities to receive their fantastic donation of $2500.00! 

The Tom Harris Fund for Families is a fundraising committee of Tom Harris Cellular dedicated to raising funds for local families and children. We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be a chosen recipient of their support.

To Rachel and the entire Tom Harris Fund for Families team, your kindness and commitment to making a difference!

We extend our deepest gratitude to Liz R, Doug S, and John A for their recent donation from the sales of their enchanting Piano People earlier this month. Your creative contribution, crafted from 100% recycled vintage piano parts and adorned with whimsical bows, is truly a masterpiece of generosity.

A massive heartfelt thanks to Jason Welsh for his incredibly generous donation. His story with YANA starts many years ago when Jason dedicated his time to chopping wood for YANA. Despite the years that have passed, YANA has remained close to Jason’s heart. Your unwavering support, both in the early days and now, reflects the true spirit of community and compassion. Thank you Jason!

Thank you to the Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club! Your generosity makes a big impact, and we are truly grateful for your support. With partners like you, we can continue ensuring that no family in our community feels alone. Thank you for being a vital part of the YANA family!