Help Coquitlam RCMP make the 12th Annual We Care Toy Drive a success

Coquitlam

2020-11-12 07:35 PST

Virtual online poster for the 12th Annual 911 We Care Toy Drive

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While you are making your holiday list and shopping online, Dispatchers and Mounties are asking you to please add an extra gift to your list and contribute to the annual 911 We Care Toy Drive.

Starting today Coquitlam RCMP will be supporting the SHARE Community & Family Services Society. Every year, SHARE lends a helping hand to hundreds of families in the Tri-Cities by providing holiday season toys and food hampers.

Covid-19 has certainly affected many community initiatives and fund raising events, says Inspector Julie Drotar with the Coquitlam RCMP. However, now more than ever we cannot forget about the people who need it the most.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we will not be accepting donations/gifts in person at the detachment this year. Instead, we will be encouraging people to donate online, so that SHARE can distribute the gifts for you. To be part of the annual event, you can go to sharesociety.ca/virtual-store and purchase a variety of gifts. There is always a high demand for ‘tween’ and teen gifts, but there is a variety of purchases to choose from.

Some of the following items to purchase for donation are:

History 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) wanted to help kids and families during the holiday season. Today’s RCMP operators and dispatchers continue the tradition that has helped collect thousands of gifts for children and teenagers in the Tri City area. In 2019, we received 400 donated toys and approximately 1200.00 dollars was raised to purchase additional toys and gifts, which was then delivered to SHARE.

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Cst. Deanna Law
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
604-945-1580
 

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Coquitlam RCMP Media Relations

Office: (604) 945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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