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Bidding opens for Richmond Christmas Fund online auction

Restaurant gift cards, BC Lions club seats and a Las Vegas getaway are up for grabs.
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Each year, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps brighten the holidays for nearly 3,000 low-income residents.

Community members can now start bidding on an online auction aiming to help underprivileged Richmondites celebrate the winter holidays.

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives' (RCRG) annual Richmond Christmas Fund online auction has returned for its fourth year and is accepting bids on almost 200 items from now until Dec. 7.

Items to bid on include Whistler and Las Vegas getaways, stays at the River Rock Casino Resort and Steveston Waterfront Hotel, BC Lions club seats and lunch at the B.C. legislature.

Community members can also pick from golf packages, wine selections, gift cards for local restaurants, Canadian Tire and Superstore, self-care opportunities such as foot massages or manicures and pedicures, or a handmade Canucks wristlet.

Bidding began on Nov. 21, and will run until Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

A full list of items is available online and community members can register and place their bids from any device. Winners will be notified by email.

The Richmond Christmas Fund offers support during the holiday season by distributing grocery vouchers to individuals and families in need and providing toys, books, sports equipment and gift cards to children and youth.

Long lineups to register for the fund were spotted at Lansdowne Centre and RCRG is anticipating an increase in demand due to rising living costs.

For more information, visit the online auction page.

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