Donated money goes up for Coquitlam RCMP 911 We Care Toy Drive

Coquitlam

2017-12-12 11:01 PST

911 We Care organizer Jillian Van Os and fellow Coquitlam RCMP Telecoms Operator Arshia MALEKI display donated toys

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The Coquitlam RCMP 911 dispatchers and telecommunications operators have exceeded their own expectations in their 9th annual 911 We Care Toy Drive.

A slight reduction in donated toys in 2017 was more than offset by a big jump in donated money. In total, over $1,700.00 was raised and 320 toys donated to make sure that less-fortunate children are not left out this holiday season.

We feel like the quality of toys went up this year, so we’re not worried that there wasn’t as many of them, says Telecoms Supervisor Gail Conrod. We’re also really happy that the public and the employees of the Coquitlam RCMP detachment were generous with cash donations.

The 911 We Care Toy Drive runs for about three weeks in the lead-up to Christmas and all proceeds go to the SHARE Community & Family Services Society. SHARE accepts donations year-round in its efforts to help hundreds of less fortunate families in the Tri-Cities.
 

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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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