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 local Vancouver businesses, 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 various independent stores within the city and delivered to children throughout the Lower Mainland.
At our 32nd Annual Pan Pacific Toy Drive in December 2019, our Toys for Kids Program was pleased to donate over $77,000 retail value of toys! With our donation received from the Elsie Campbell Foundation, our VFC team was able to order toys from London Drugs, who then provided a discount plus a donation bringing the retail value of our order to $77,000!