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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.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
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 Stars

A Group Effort for a Great Cause

The Richmond Christmas Fund Stars are a group of community and business leaders who believe that everyone deserves to share in the magic of the holiday season. And so they each do 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.

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Each Christmas Fund Star is a volunteer, including the group's Chair, Rob Howard. 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. 

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

2016 Christmas Fund Stars

Rob Howard | Christmas Fund Chair; NCL Management
Cory Anderson-Fennell | Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Bronwyn Bailey | Lansdowne Centre
Betty Bicego | Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd.
Christine Brodie | Lifelong Learning
Grant Bryan | O'Hare's GastroPub & Liquor Store
Christine Campbell | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Barry Cavanaugh | Penta Builders Group Inc.
Chris Chan | Regent Park Realty Inc.
Danny Cheung | Danny's Wun Tun
Michael Chiu | Mar-Con Wire Belt Inc.
Jennifer Chow | Richmond RCMP
Bonnie Chu | Maple Freight Partnership
Rebecca Clarke | Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Bhreandain Clugston | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Lisa Cowell | The Cowell Family
Dulce Cuenca | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
William Dennill | Opacity Design Group
Tara Dobbs | BackStretch Consulting Group
Sam Dundee | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Curtis Dunsdon |
Wayne Duzita | Past Christmas Fund Chair; Aeroterm Management Inc.
Ron Emerson | Cushman & Wakefield
Ron Emerson | Emerson Real Estate Group
Gary Eng | Summit Custom Brokers
Henry Fetigan | AM1320 CHMB
Dave Frank | Richmond Community Foundation
Ed Gavsie | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Mike Gilman | SmartREIT
Tony Gugliotta | Vancouver Airport Authority
Sylvia Gwozd | Past Richmond Community Foundation Chair
Sue Halabi | Riverside Banquet Halls
Julie Halfnights | Richmond Community Foundation
Greg Halsey-Brandt | Past Christmas Fund Chair
Bob Hardacre | Hardacre Family
Doug Harder | Richmond Lions Club
Cheryl Hendrickson | YVR for Kids
Lee Howarth | TD Waterhouse
Susan Hutcheon | Vancouver Convention Centre
Matt Ilich | Richardson GMP
Bryan Johnstone | Riverside Mortgage Group
Willie Joubert | Stuart Olson Dominion
Natasha Jung | Novus TV
Cara Kampff | Richmond Centre
Chuck Keeling | Great Canadian Gaming Corp.
Pamela Keith | Dueck Auto Group
Brett Kendrick | Nurse Next Door
Davood Khatami | Davood's Bistro
Kevin Knudsen | Airport Terminal Services
Joey Kwan | Aberdeen Centre
Tracy Lakeman | Tourism Richmond
Angela Lam | Vancity Credit Union
Louise Lam | Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP
Erik Landert | Boston Pizza
Sean Lee | Rubina Hope for Kids
Paul Lermitte | Assante Financial Management
Danny Leung | Wydanco Development Corp.
Man Sing Liu | Transpacific Customs Broker
Patti Martin | Patti Martin Real Estate Corp.
Spencer May | Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP
Bill McNulty | Rotary E-Club of Lulu Island
Mary Lou Miles | Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise
Harry Mincci | DaMincci Jewellers
Wayne Moriarty | The Province Empty Stocking Fund
Tammy Morin-Nakashima | Richmond Notary
Carolynne Palla | Steveston Merchants Association
Kush Panatch | Centro Properties Group
Pierre Pelletier | The Richmond News
Janice Perry | Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Joe Peschisolido | Peschisolido & Chung
Don Pfeffer | Farmgate Wine Sales
David Pfortmueller | University Sprinklers
Mindy Jo Phipps | Steveston Merchants Association
Donald Pinkey | Pacific Gateway Hotel
Marie Piperni | Sutton Group - Seafair Realty
Matt Pitcairn | Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Lawrie Portigal | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Mandhir Punia | Richmond Girls Soccer Association
Peter Raju | Canadian Duty Free Inc.
Reginald Raju | Peace Arch Duty Free Shop Inc.
Deb Robson | RE/MAX Westcoast
Bruce Rozenhart | Counterpoint Communications
Amit Sandu | Ampri Group
Michael Schaufele | Richmond Animal Hospital
Eric Schroter | Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP
Ron Schuss | Dorset Realty Group Canada
Dave Semple | City of Richmond
Roger Sheung | Great Events Rentals
Vijay Sidhu | West Cambie Residents Association
Master Michael Sirota | Sirota's Alchymy - Martial Arts Centre
Quentin Smith | Pacific Coastal Airlines
Jaclyn St. Pierre | Boston Pizza
Annale Steinmann | Stuart Olson
Patrick Stewart | Westco Marketing
Rebecca Swaim | Trinity Western University
Jacky Tang | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Gail Terry | Richmond Auto Mall Association
Jason Tse | HQ Vancouver
Keith Tsukishima | Rotary Club of Richmond
Rick Van Poele | Ideon Packaging
Steve Veinot | Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Richard Vetter | WealthSmart Financial Group
Gordon Walker | RCG Group
Pat Watson | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Dana Westermark | Oris Consulting
Lloyd Whittall | Air North
Brian Williams | Ashton Service Group
Jana Yackel | River Rock Casino Resort
Jody Young | Tourism Richmond
Amy Yu | Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives