Support the Coquitlam RCMP 13th Annual "911 We Care" Toy Drive
2021-11-24 10:13 PST
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View a large version of the Toy Drive photo here.
While you are making your holiday list and shopping online, Dispatchers and Mounties are asking you to please add an extra gift to your list and contribute to the annual
911 We Care Toy Drive.
Starting today, Coquitlam RCMP will be supporting the SHARE Community & Family Services Society. Every year, SHARE lends a helping hand to hundreds of families in the Tri-Cities by providing holiday season toys and food hampers.
Covid-19 continues to affect many community initiatives and fund raising events, says Corporal Paige Armstrong with the Coquitlam RCMP.
However, now more than ever we cannot forget about the ones who would benefit from our generosity the most.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we will not be accepting donations/gifts in person at the detachment this year. Instead, we will be encouraging people to donate online, so that SHARE can distribute the gifts for you. To be part of the annual event, you can go to https://sharesociety.ca/virtual-store and purchase a variety of gifts or make a monetary donation. There is always a high demand for ‘tween’ and teen items, but there is a variety of gifts to choose from.
History of the 911 We Care Toy Drive:
The 911 We Care Toy Drive started in 2009 when the Coquitlam RCMP Operational Communications Centre (telephone operators and dispatchers) wanted to help kids and families during the holiday season. RCMP operators and dispatchers continue the tradition that has helped collect thousands of gifts for children and teenagers in the Tri City area. In 2020, a monetary donation and more than 360 toys and gifts from the community were dropped off to the SHARE Community and Family Services Society Christmas hamper.
Cpl. Paige ArmstrongMedia Relations Officer
https://coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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