Cram the Cruiser exceeds 2016 totals with last-minute push

Coquitlam

2017-12-12 11:20 PST

The RCMP Safety Bear and the SHARE Bear invite people to ‘Cram the Cruiser’ with donated food

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RCMP Auxiliaries and volunteers work with Safety Bear to raise donations for SHARE Family & Community Services

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With only minutes to go, Coquitlam RCMP’s Cram the Cruiser fundraiser pushed past last year’s totals to collect 583 pounds of food and $1,701.00 for SHARE Family & Community Services.

The fundraiser was held on Saturday, December 9th, 2017, at the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot at 3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, and was supposed to end at 3:00 p.m.

At 3:15 p.m. we still had people handing us donations through the car windows as we were about to drive away, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. Ordinary people were handing over 20 dollar bills, the staff of Superstore made a big donation, and seniors were taking all the coins out of their change purses.

SHARE is always accepting donations of non-perishable food or money (cash can go about three times further for a charity) through its website at sharesociety.ca. SHARE works to support and strengthen individuals and families in the Tri-Cities, Anmore and Belcarra.
 

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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

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