Richmond RCMP Toy Drive a huge success

RICHMOND RCMP on Wednesday sent out a heartfelt thanks to all those who donated to the 7th annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive in support of the Richmond Christmas Fund, a program of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives.

The drive raised $ 22,400 in cash and collected 1.5 tons of toys. This was a significant increase of toy donations from the community, and cash donations almost doubled thanks to the $ 10,000 donation for the dunk tank.

“The outpouring of generosity from people who live in the City of Richmond is truly inspiring,” said Chief Superintendent Will Ng, 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.”

“We are so fortunate that the donations for the Toy Drive continue to grow each year because so does the need within our community,” said Ed Gavsie, President and CEO of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. “We are so pleased to be able to continue to partner with the Richmond RCMP. After watching Chief Superintendent Ng go into the dunk tank, I know just what lengths they are willing to go to make this event a success.”

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

  • All Richmond Public Libraries
  • The West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No 1 Road
  • The Richmond RCMP Main Detachment, 11411 No 5 Road