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The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
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Between 2020 and 2022, the Foundation distributed $656,000 in grants, scholarships, charitable disbursements, and Emergency Community Support Funds.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
ROCA has raised over $21,000 for local charities.
ROCA has performed its Elementary School Concert Series to over 8,000 students.
ROCA provides mentoring and life changing opportunities for aspiring musicians.
The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded in November of 2005.
RAC co-produces the ArtRich exhibition every two years!
RAC highlights Richmond's arts events in a monthly email.
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The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
Our students performed 40 hours of music to welcome the Olympic athletes to the 2010 Olympic Games.
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Let the Bidding Begin!

Published November 23, 2022

The Richmond Christmas Fund's third annual online auction is now open!

This year's edition is, by far, the biggest and best yet, with over 300 items to choose from. Are there any highlights? Don't make us pick! But we can certainly help you navigate the sprawling selection.

You can never go wrong with gift cards, and we have dozens upon dozens available! Restaurants, grocery stores, designer outlets, spas - whatever you're looking for, there's a gift card to match!

Or maybe you're in the market for a new appliance? An air fryer, perhaps? A stylish red mini-fridge? Or how about a high-end coffee maker? (So high-end, in fact, that it's technically called a "coffee system.") Appliances are practical items, it's true. But sometimes the most thoughtful gift is a useful one!

For children and teens, we have a small but unique collection of toys and electronics. Any of these items would make a perfect gift from Santa. Just note that some of them might not fit under the tree!

This year's selection of wine and spirits is top-shelf, and we're especially excited about the wide range of experiences we've assembled. This admittedly broad category covers everything from BC Lions Club Seats, to a Round of Golf at Quilchena, to a Salt Spring Island Getaway.

We could go on, but half the fun is browsing! Oh, and of course, bidding! The auction runs from November 21 to December 7, so there's plenty of time to participate. The best time, though, is right now. Register an account, and start bidding today!

A Not So Silent Night

If you'd like to support the Christmas Fund in person, we'd love for you to join us at A Not So Silent Night, which is back after a two-year hiatus.

Taking place December 7, at the newly opened Porsche Centre Richmond, the event - an elegant cocktail reception - will feature appetizers and refreshments, holiday-themed entertainment, and a show-stopping live auction, made up of 11 luxury packages. While the live auction items are available to view online, you can only bid if you're there in person.

Get your tickets for an unforgettable evening of festive fun and community spirit!