News

Community shows generous spirit at Richmond Christmas Fund Drive-Thru

With Christmas now just weeks away, Richmond residents flashed their generous spirits by donating hundreds of unwrapped toys at the second annual Richmond Christmas Fund Drive-Thru at Lansdowne Centre mall’s parking lot.

In the early hours of a damp and windy Saturday morning, volunteers handed out coffee and muffins as vehicles lined up to make donations to local families in need.

Wayne Duzita, community chair of the Richmond Christmas Fund, said the response was unbelievable.

The second annual effort brought in four times as much as last year, both in terms of toys, and cash.

“It’s a huge response from the community. It’s overwhelming. We’re just delighted.”

That generosity will translate into an even better Christmas season for local families.

More than 2,500 local children, men and women are helped each year, receiving grocery vouchers, toys, and books to help make their holiday season a special one.

QMFM was broadcasting live from the site, McDonalds supplied the muffins, and Van Houte handed out coffee, and Ashton Service Group kept the place nice and cosy with heaters and canopies.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
New autism centre to open in 2016
Trinity Western University in Langley sues law society over law school
 
Report suggests radical solution to navy woes
 
Surrey boy, 3, struck and abandoned
Hunter protest over new regulations to benefit guides fills Langley meeting room
 
RCMP seeks public help in solving arson
 
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.