Help Coquitlam Mounties with the 11th Annual 911 We Care Toy Drive

Coquitlam

2019-11-13 08:04 PST

Donated toys

While you make your list and check it twice, Coquitlam RCMP is asking you to add an extra gift to the list and participate in the annual 911 We Care Toy Drive.

From November 18th to December 6th, 2019, 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 a great time to help one another, says Jennifer Blakeman, one of the 911 We Care coordinators. By donating to SHARE, we can connect with people in our own community because all donations stay in the Tri Cities. In doing this, we also teach our own children about kindness 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 2018, more than $400 in toys and gifts were delivered to SHARE.

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

For more information contact:
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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