Jonathan “Bear” Yeung

Over a year into the pandemic Jonathan “Bear” Yeung stayed vigilant to help deliver healthy snacks and electrolyte drinks to the front-line workers at his local hospital. These “missions,” as he calls them, are part of a string of initiatives spearheaded by the preteen philanthropist who has raised tens of thousands of dollars and sourced useful gifts to help local causes over the past four years.

Jonathan inspired others and local businesses to help with his successful fundraiser that brought snacks to frontline workers at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver at the beginning of the pandemic. This initiative quickly grew, amassing over $6,000 in donations, and gaining the attention of MadeGood, who donated 800 bars to Jonathan’s mission. He is faithfully committed to helping his community. Other examples of Jonathan’s efforts include raising $20,000 to replace a car for a family involved in a major crash on the Sea to Sky Highway.  Over Christmas, he and his friend donated over 150 tablet computers, 1,000 toys to help more than a hundred brave kids cut off from the world while receiving lifesaving treatments at BC Children’s Hospital.  Jonathan also supplied copper infused reusable masks to help keep his local police force safe during the pandemic.