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Registration opening for Richmond Christmas Fund next week

This year's registration will be at the Richmond Caring Place.
Richmond Christmas Fund registration starts November 19.

The 90th annual Richmond Christmas Fund will begin registration next week.

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG), which runs the Christmas Fund program, will be accepting applications in-person at the Richmond Caring Place every Saturday starting Nov. 19 to Dec. 10.

Every year, the program helps low-income residents celebrate the winter holidays by providing them with grocery vouchers, toys, books, and gift cards.

To register for the Christmas Fund, eligible individuals will need to bring a picture ID for themselves, CareCards for all family members being registered, proof of Richmond residency and an original document showing they are enrolled in a government-approved income assistance program.

“With the rising cost of living, we know that more people are struggling,” said Ed Gavsie, president and CEO of RCRG.

“We’re prepared to meet the need, but, as always, we ask everyone using the Christmas Fund to be patient and respectful – with our volunteers and each other – so we can help as many people as possible.”

Those who qualify for support will receive their grocery vouchers, toys and gift cards on the same day they register.

“Its mission then, as now, is to ensure that all of our neighbours in need can share in the holiday spirit," Gavsie added.

Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richmond Caring Place.

For more information on the Christmas Fund and the registration process, click here or call 604-279-7035.