Richmond businesses to support the Richmond Christmas Fund
RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - For the second year in a row,
Tourism Richmond is supporting the Richmond Christmas Fund in their
fundraising efforts to help Richmond families during the holiday season
through its Day of Giving program. On November 28, 2012, several
Richmond-based businesses will be donating a portion of their day's
sales to the Richmond Christmas Fund.
Tourism Richmond has reached out to its partners asking them to join
together and make a difference this holiday season - for seniors living
alone, single parent families, and others who simply can't afford to
put a meal on the table or gifts under the tree. By dining or shopping
at any of Tourism Richmond's participating partners on November 28, a
portion of the day's sales will support the Fund and Tourism Richmond
will also match those proceeds as part of the Day of Giving. Partners
include: Cora Breakfast & Lunch, Living Café, Lulu Island Winery, MoMa
Contemporary Bistro, The Mad Greek Restaurant and The Fowl Farmer.
In 2012, the Day of Giving, including the Drive Thru Event at Lansdowne
Centre, raised over $10,000 to support 729 households who received
grocery vouchers and/or toys and 806 families. Each day Richmond
welcomes visitors from around the world to our city so let's show just
how welcoming we can be to our own neighbors in need.
ABOUT THE RICHMOND CHRISTMAS FUND
A program of Volunteer Richmond Information Services, the Richmond
Christmas Fund mobilizes the community's spirit of giving, with cash
donations and gifts of new toys, books and other presents for children.
Each year, the Richmond Christmas Fund distributes over 2,000 grocery
vouchers to low-income Richmond residents, so that every family has the
opportunity to sit down to a joyful and healthy holiday celebration.
In addition, over 1,000 children 12 years and younger receive numerous
gifts, ensuring that no child has to return to school in January
without a wonderful story to tell. Learn more about the Richmond
Christmas Fund at www.volunteerrichmond.ca
About Tourism Richmond
Tourism Richmond is a non-profit, membership driven destination
marketing organization (DMO). The primary mandate of Tourism Richmond
is to enhance awareness about the destination through sales and
marketing initiatives and by providing excellent visitor and member
services. Ultimately, Tourism Richmond's goal is to increase economic
activity related to tourism for the City of Richmond and all
stakeholders. Tourism Richmond is British Columbia's 4th largest DMO.
SOURCE: Tourism Richmond
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Director of Communications