Join your local Mounties for the 911 We Care Toy Drive

Coquitlam

2017-11-14 09:03 PST

The Coquitlam RCMP  Operational Communications Centre staff with last year's 911 We Care Donations

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As the holiday season approaches, Coquitlam RCMP is asking you to spread Christmas cheer by participating in the 9th annual ‘911 We Care’ Toy Drive.

From November 14th to December 7th, 2017, Coquitlam RCMP is showing its support for the SHARE Community & Family Services Society. Each year, SHARE helps hundreds of less fortunate families in the Tri-Cities by providing holiday season toys and food hampers.

Christmas is about giving, says Jill Van Os, one of the 911 We Care coordinators. By donating to SHARE, we are helping those in our own community because all donations stay right here in the Tri Cities. It's also a great opportunity to teach our own children about generosity and the spirit of giving.

To join the effort, you can donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child or teen up to 17-years-old (there is always a high demand for ‘tween’ and teen gifts) and drop it off at one of the following locations:

Background 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) led an effort to help kids and families during the holiday season. Today’s RCMP operators and dispatchers are continuing the tradition that has helped collect thousands of gifts to children and teenagers in the Tri Cities. In 2016, more than 500 toys and over $400 worth of gift cards were delivered to SHARE.

To donate directly, or to refine your gift ideas, visit sharesociety.ca.
 

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Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp.ca
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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