Thank Yous

Brooklyn Elementary School helps YANA help families through their annual mat sale where older students have the opportunity to sell used toys on a mat in the gym and younger students have the chance to purchase. Thanks to Dede Willans, students, staff and parents who participated. Lots of learning and fun takes place through this event and over $400 was raised for YANA.

Donation tins sit on the counters of many of our partners in the business community. We thank them for their ongoing support of YANA and the public for making sure every penny counts. To find out how you can participate in this initiative, contact us.

Donation tins

A big thank you to donors who give monthly to YANA through Canada Helps. Your commitment is greatly appreciated. Canada Helps is a convenient way for donors to have their donations charged monthly to their credit cards, and receive an immediate tax receipt directly by email. Learn more about this donation option here.

Dr. Ken Heinrich and Dr. Marnie Grant from Courtenay Chiropractic have recently focused their fund raising efforts on YANA. They regularly conduct complimentary spinal check-ups at various health expos in the Comox Valley and donate 100% of all fees collected for in-office check-ups that arise from these community events to charity.  Wow, what a great way to share your talent and passion!  Thank you!

Courtenay Chiro Cheque

Comox Valley Taxi has embarked on a unique way to raise money for YANA families. Since mid-December they have donated $1 for every trip to or from the Comox Airport. Those dollars really add up!

Both the Comox and Courtenay Fire Departments extended the holiday spirit by chipping Christmas trees in exchange for donations to YANA.  Thanks for your ongoing giving spirit.



Miss Evans’ class at NIDES got crafty for YANA.  Thanks for sharing the proceeds of your Christmas Craft Sale and for coming into the office to make cards for donors and clients.



Sweet Matthew asked for donations to YANA for his 9th Birthday. Matthew knows how YANA helps kids because his proud Mom, Marcie Dumais, is our Executive Director and is a constant example to her boys of how one person can make a difference.


Speaking of birthdays, Cumberland United Church congregation take birthday donations throughout the year and then generously donate them to YANA.

Kai Davenport donated his birthday money to YANA and so did Olie and Jasch Phillips (seen in photo).  We love hearing about these fun birthday parties and seeing kids helping kids.