If the Christmas Fund has taught us anything, it's that Richmond is a generous, compassionate community. The program relies almost entirely on donations, and every year, we're amazed by the support we receive. Amazed, and truly grateful. Our mission is to brighten the holidays for families in need, and we couldn't do it without you.
Here are the ways you can give.
Cash donations to the Christmas Fund are greatly appreciated. For every $100 donated, we can provide a Richmond family with grocery vouchers for a festive holiday dinner and much needed Christmas gifts for the children. Help ensure all Richmond families have that special something under the Christmas tree. Let’s make sure the holidays are a magical time for everyone!
It's easiest to give online, using our secure donation page. Once your donation is received, you'll be issued an electronic tax receipt via e-mail.
You can also make a donation by mail to:
Richmond Christmas Fund
190 – 7000 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5
Please make sure your name and address are included on the cheque (payable to Richmond Christmas Fund) so we can send you a tax receipt.
Our charitable registration number is 11911 9055 RR0001.
As the saying goes, "Necessity is the mother of invention." At the Christmas Fund, that applies to fundraising. For obvious reasons, supporting the program looks different this year. Yes, you can still make monetary donations and collect toys. There are even some (safe, socially-distanced) Christmas Fund events being held. But large gatherings that bring the entire community together? They're not happening.
In their place, however, is something pretty cool: the Richmond Christmas Fund's first ever online auction!
Dubbed A Not So Isolated Night, it will run from 9:00am on November 26 to 6:00pm on December 1. During that time, you'll have an opportunity to bid on well over 100 items donated by local businesses and supporters.
Take the chance to do some holiday shopping for family and friends, or - why not? - purchase a few gifts for yourself! Either way, you're sure to get a great deal. And the best part? All proceeds will help brighten the holidays for families in need!
Via the link below, you can sign up for the auction and begin browsing items. Then, on November 26, the fun begins, and you can start placing bids:
Drop off new, unwrapped gifts at Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (190 - 7000 Minoru Blvd.) Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Please be advised that, due to allergies, we are no longer accepting donations of stuffed animals. We encourage you to give books instead of bears and toys instead of teddies!
While we're extremely grateful for all toy donations, there are several items we anticipate being particularly popular this holiday season. As such, these are the items we need the most. You can find them below, on our 2020 Toy Wish List.
From the Richmond Auto Mall's Windows of Hope, to the Richmond RCMP's Annual Toy Drive and Pancake Breakfast, the holiday calendar is filled with events that support the Christmas Fund. And the best part? You can participate! Click here to view a complete list of upcoming Christmas Fund events, and how you can volunteer, purchase tickets, or otherwise lend your support.