Christmas Fund Drive-Thru Event 1 (Large)
Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $6 million in 60 Forever Funds, returning, on average, CPI plus 4%.
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.
The Richmond Music School is the oldest not-for-profit music school in Richmond.
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.

Donate to the Christmas Fund

Help Make Holiday Wishes Come True

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.

Monetary Donations

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.

Online Auction

For the fourth year in a row, the Richmond Christmas Fund is hosting an online auction! As always, we've assembled a dazzling selection of items, all of them kindly donated by local businesses and individual supporters. You'll find restaurant gift cards and bottles of wine, rounds of golf and unique handmade gifts. Could you do your holiday shopping entirely through the auction? Absolutely. Just remember to get something for yourself, too!

With low starting bids across the board, you're almost guaranteed to score some amazing deals. At the same time, don't be afraid to splurge. After all, 100% of proceeds will help brighten the holidays for families in need!

Our 2023 auction runs from November 21 to December 7. To view the items and register to bid, visit!

Donations of New Toys, Books, and Sports Equipment

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 2023 Toy Wish List.

Community Events

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. 

Richmond Soccer Association Donation 625