Toys for Kids
Vancouver Firefighters feel that every child should be able to enjoy the holidays, and know that toys always bring a smile to their faces, especially on Christmas morning. Through the generosity of the Lloyd & Elsie Campbell Foundation, the Vancouver Firefighter Charities has been named among other provincial charity organizations, as the recipient of a legacy fund donation specifically dedicated to providing children with toys during the holidays. This fund is administered by the Vancouver Foundation, which helps donors give to, and meet, their charitable goals.
In partnership with London Drugs, the Vancouver Firefighter Charities is now able to provide a much-needed yearly service to those children throughout Vancouver who might not otherwise be able to enjoy Christmas gifts. Toys are sourced from the London Drugs distribution center in Richmond, BC and delivered to children throughout the Lower Mainland.
The Toys for Kids Program kicked off in December 2016, at the 29th Annual Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast, where a cheque for $45,000 was presented to the VFC on behalf of the Foundation and London Drugs. This cheque was a representation of the total donations made for 2016 - $40,000 worth of toys (purchased and delivered) and $5,000 for Clothes for Kids.