how can i apply for help?

The Richmond Christmas Fund provides a grocery voucher for each family member. Families who have children 12 and under may also choose gifts for their children from the Toy Room. Teens 13-17 will receive gift cards.


2014 Registration and Toy Pick-Up Dates 


Once again, the Richmond Christmas Fund will be doing SAME DAY family registration and toy pick up. Make sure to bring all required documents and be ready to bring toys home with you on the same day you register. If you have children, please arrange for child care as children will not be allowed in the Toy Room.


Registration and pick-up takes place at the Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Boulevard.


Saturday, November 29 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, December 1

9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, December 2 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, December 4 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, December 6

9:00am - 12:00pm

Monday, December 8

9:00am - 12:00pm 

Tuesday, December 9

9:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday, December 11 2:00pm - 6:00pm 
Saturday, December 13 9:00am - 12:00pm

Important: To allow enough time to complete the registration process, please arrive at least 1 Hour before registration ends. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a resident of Richmond


  • Open to individuals of all ethnic and religious groups and all ages, with or without children


  • To qualify for assistance from the Richmond Christmas Fund this year, your net household income must be at or below the following levels, which are based on the Low-Income After Tax Cutoff Figures of Statistics Canada (do not include the Canada Child Tax Benefit or Childcare Allowance). This household income must include income from all other sources, including investments, for all adults in the household:


    $1,394/month for a 1-person household
    $1,696/month for a 2-person household
    $2,112/month for a 3-person household
    $2,635/month for a 4-person household
    $3,000/month for a 5-person household
    $3,327/month for a 6-person household
    $3,655/month for a 7+-person household


Documents Required for Registration (Please bring originals)


  • Picture ID for yourself


  • CareCards for all family members being registered


  • Proof of Richmond residency, such as a hydro bill, rent receipt, driver’s license, BCID, or BC Services Card


  • Proof of current income or social assistance for each family member age 19 or older: paystubs for the past two months, social assistance stub, or direct deposit statement

  • Bank statements (from ALL current accounts) for the previous two months

  • Supporting documentation for scenarios that may affect your eligibility, including student loans and custody agreements

What if I'm Self-Employed?

If you’re self-employed, please bring the following (please bring originals):

  1. Picture ID for yourself

  2. CareCards for ALL family members being registered

  3. Proof of Richmond residency

  4. Your previous year’s Notice of Assessment

  5. Bank statements for the past four months

All documents will be considered when assessing your eligibility. 


Call 604-279-7035 for more information.