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Annual Richmond RCMP toy drive a huge success

There's still a chance to make donations at various toy drop locations until Nov. 30.
Richmondites came together to support the annual toy drive last Saturday.

Richmondites showed their community spirit at the annual RCMP Toy Drive last weekend, which wrapped up with a huge success.

According to Richmond RCMP, a total of $26,304 in cash and 1.6 tons of toys were donated at the 8th annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive.

"The outpouring of generosity from people who live in the City of Richmond is truly inspiring," said Richmond RCMP Officer-in-Charge Chief Supt. Dave Chauhan.

"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."

Chauhan, along with Richmond South-Centre MLA Henry Yao, had braved the cold to get dunked by community members.

"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 Supt. Chauhan go into the dunk tank, I know just what lengths they are willing to go to make this event a success."

For those who were unable to stop by Lansdowne Centre last weekend, donations will be open at the following toy drop locations until Nov. 30:

  • All Richmond Public Libraries
  • Hamilton Community Centre at 5140 Smith Dr.
  • Richmond RCMP Main Detachment at 11411 No. 5 Rd.
  • Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives' office at 7000 Minoru Blvd.
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