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RCMP Toy Drive a huge success thanks to community

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:36 PST, Thu November 24, 2022

Last Updated: 2:53 PST, Wed November 30, 2022

Richmond RCMP is expressing gratitude to community members who made the eighth annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive a big success.

The toy drive, which supports the Richmond Christmas Fund operated by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, raised $26,304 in cash as well as 1.6 tonnes of toys. It took place last Saturday (Nov. 19).

“The outpouring of generosity from people who live in the City of Richmond is truly inspiring,” says Chief Supt. Dave Chauhan, officer in charge of Richmond RCMP. “It means so much to me, the officers who organize this event, and our detachment as a whole to know that our commitment and passion for such a worthy cause is shared by our community.”

Ed Gavsie, president and chief executive officer of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, said as donation numbers continue to grow, so does the need within the community.

We are so pleased to be able to continue to partner with the Richmond RCMP. After watching Chief Supt. Chauhan go into the dunk tank, I know just what lengths they are willing to go to make this event a success,” says Gavsie.

Those still wishing to make donations can do so until Nov. 30 by visiting any of these toy drop locations:

  • All Richmond Public Library branches
  • Hamilton Community Centre (5140 Smith Dr.)
  • Richmond RCMP main detachment (11411 No. 5 Rd.)
  • Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives office (7000 Minoru Blvd.)

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