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More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
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Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $198,000 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
ROCA has raised over $21,000 for local charities.
ROCA has performed its Elementary School Concert Series to over 8,000 students.
ROCA provides mentoring and life changing opportunities for aspiring musicians.
The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded in November of 2005.
RAC co-produces the ArtRich exhibition every two years!
RAC highlights Richmond's arts events in a monthly email.
The Richmond Music School is the oldest not-for-profit music school in Richmond.
The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
Our students performed 40 hours of music to welcome the Olympic athletes to the 2010 Olympic Games.

Richmond Christmas Fund Army

A Group Effort for a Great Cause

The Richmond Christmas Fund Army is a group of community and business leaders who believe that everyone deserves to share in the magic of the holiday season. And so each Army member does their part to support the Christmas Fund, whether by making a donation, running a toy drive, or putting on a fundraising event. Indeed, some of the most well-known and well-loved Christmas Fund events, such as Windows of Hope and Steveston Beer Fest, are organized by members of this ever-growing group.

Army at Windows of Hope

Each member of the Christmas Fund Army is a volunteer, including the group's Chair, Wayne Duzita, and Vice Chairs, Rob Howard and Michael Chiu. That part's important, and if you ask us, pretty inspiring. Because the hours they put in? Let's just say it's a jaw-dropping number.

But the time they spend raising money, raising awareness - they know it's worth it. They know it makes a difference to hundreds of families every year. They know that, because of their efforts, the Christmas Fund will be part of the community for a long time to come, helping to brighten the holidays for families in need.

Army at A Not So Silent Night

Interested in joining the Christmas Fund Army? We'd love to have you on board! Give us a call at 604-279-7020, or e-mail, for more details. 

2021 Christmas Fund Army


Wayne Duzita | Terracap Group of Companies

Vice Chairs

Michael Chiu | Mar-Con Wire Belt

Rob Howard | New Coast Lifestyles

Army Members

Darwin Arriola | Richmond RCMP

Bronwyn Bailey | Lansdowne Centre

Kaye Liao Banez | Bammstella Creations

Sharon Bonner | Bright Ideas Event Agency

Christine Brodie | Lifelong Learning

Malcolm Brodie | Mayor, City of Richmond

Grant Bryan | O'Hare's GastroPub & Liquor Store

Trevor Burns | Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration

Christine Campbell | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Barry Cavanaugh | Penta Builders Group

Chelsea Cavanaugh | Penta Builders Group

Chris Chan | Regent Park Realty

Pius Chan | Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society 

Sylvia Chan | Richmond RCMP

Yolanda Chao | McDonald's Restaurants

Jenny Chen | Poly Culture North America

Kenny Chiu | Member of Parliament, Steveston-Richmond East 

Alvin Chow | Richmond News

Bonnie Chu | Maple Freight Partnership

Lisa Cowell | The Cowell Family

Rand Cowell | Cowell Auto Group

David Currell | Opus Hotel Richmond

Alex Dar Santos | Shoppers Drug Mart

Carol Day | Councillor, City of Richmond

William Dennill | Opacity Design Group

Rick Duff | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Eve Edmonds | Richmond News

Ron Emerson | Cushman & Wakefield

Ron Emerson | Emerson Real Estate Group

Gary Eng | Summit Custom Brokers

Don Fennell | Richmond Sentinel

Breanna Fernie | Telrad Technology

Henry Fetigan | AM1320 CHMB

Scott Foran | 505 Junk

Len Funk | Firefighter, City of Abbotsford

Ed Gavsie | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Linda Gavsie | Universal Learning Institute

Mike Gilman | SmartCentres

Harold Goodwyn | RCG Group

Kelly Green | Honorary Advisor

Barry Grabowski | Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP

Sue Halabi | Riverside Banquet Halls

Julie Halfnights

Greg Halsey-Brandt | Past Christmas Fund Chair

Doug Harder | Richmond Lions Club

Prabh Heer | 505 Junk

Elizabeth Ho | Gateway Theatre

Andy Hobbs | Tourism Richmond

Lee Howarth | Howarth & Pasion Wealth Management Group - TD Wealth Private Investment Advice

James Hsieh | Rotary Cub of Richmond

Matt Ilich | Richardson GMP

Lindsey Ivey | Herbaland

Jas Johal | Honorary Advisor

Zinnia Johnston | TD Bank Group

Bryan Johnstone | Riverside Mortgage Group

Chuck Keeling | Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

Morary Keith | Dueck Auto Group

Davood Khatami | Davood's Bistro

Eileen Khatami | City of Richmond

Eda Koot | Pacific Gateway Hotel

Tony Kwan | PLLR Lawyers

Anita Law | Blundell Seafoods

Brock Lazaruk | River Rock Casino Resort

Sean Lee | Rubina Hope for Kids

Paul Lermitte | Assante Financial Management

Danny Leung | Wydanco Development Corp.

Man Sing Liu | Transpacific Customs Broker

Sheila Luft | Richmond Centre

Brian MacLeod | Richmond Fire Rescue

Lisa MacNeil

Jamie Madill | Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration

Patti Martin | Patti Martin Real Estate Group

Spencer May | Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP

Kim McLachlan | Richmond Auto Mall Association

Linda McPhail | Councillor, City of Richmond

Bill McNulty | Rotary E-Club of Lulu Island

Tammy Morin-Nakashima | Tammy Morin Nakashima Notary Corp.

Joachim Neumann | Auto West BMW

Will Ng | Richmond RCMP

Christa Norgren | Richmond Olympic Oval

Karen Ong | Shoppers Drug Mart

Tom Ostby | TD Wealth Private Investment Advice

Carolynne Palla | Steveston Merchants Association

Don Pfeffer

Charmaine Ponnambalam | Pacific Gateway Hotel

Lawrie Portigal | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Jat Puri | YVR

Peter Raju | Canadian Duty Free Inc.

Reginald Raju | Peace Arch Duty Free Shop Inc.

Linda Reid | Honorary Advisor

Sanjeet Sandana | Hilton Vancouver Airport

Harjit Sandhu | Investors Group Financial Services

Eric Schroter | Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP

Pastor Don Schuiling | Richmond Baptist Church

Ron Schuss | Dorset Realty Group Canada

Fred Scott | NW Innovations

Tony Scott | Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration

Kyle Shury | Platform Properties

Vijay Sidhu | West Cambie Residents Association

Yannick Simovich | Marriott Vancouver Airport

Aman Singh | Honorary Advisor

Master Michael Sirota | Sirota's Alchymy - Martial Arts Centre

Nancy Small | Tourism Richmond

Quentin Smith | Pacific Coastal Airlines

Elizabeth Specht | Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Rebecca Swaim | Trinity Western University Richmond

Nicole Swanson | Stuart Olson

Paul Tam | Intelli Management Group

Marco Tan | Crossfit Overdrive

Gail Terry | Richmond Auto Mall Association

Rebecca Tow | Auto West BMW

Keith Tsukishima | Rotary Club of Richmond

Rose Van | Richmond Olympic Oval

Martin van den Hemel | Gokabu Technologies

Rick Van Poele | Ideon Packaging

Steve Veinot | Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Richard Vetter | WealthSmart Incorporated

Randall Walrond | Richmond RCMP

Gordon Walker | RCG Group

Richard Walter | Coast Wholesale Appliances

Ray Wang | RW Digital

Teresa Wat | Honorary Adivsor

Pat Watson

Bryan Wevers | Peak Concrete Design

Brian Williams | Ashton Service Group

Alice Wong | Member of Parliament, Richmond Centre

Bobby Wong

Lisa Wong | Lauren Financial Corp.

Aisha Yang | Herbaland

John Yap | Honorary Advisor

Henry Yao | Honorary Advisor

Wendy Yuan | Bradley Pacific Enterprises

Ye Yuan | Poly Culture North America

Kefei Zhang | Poly Culture North America

Melissa Zhang | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives