Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau 2017 Registration

The holidays are fast approaching and registration for Christmas assistance for low income Vancouver families will be starting soon. 

Here at the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, our mission is to empower families in need to create Christmas experiences for their kids through the generosity of community. We do that by offering close to about a thousand families every December an opportunity to register with us to receive Christmas support.

Our volunteers and staff will personally handle applications as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to ensure qualifying applicants are included on the recipient list for this upcoming Christmas. We offer a one day registration process, where you can register and receive items right away if you qualify.

Families living outside the Vancouver area should contact their local Christmas Bureau to register as dates and locations vary.  

For more information on how to register and what documents to bring with you visit our Registration page

Please help us spread the word so that we can continue extending our reach in helping families and putting smiles on children's faces!  

If you would like to learn more about helping families by donating to the LMCB, please check out our Christmas Wish List.

Registration dates:  December 6th - 22nd, 2017

Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
One Saturday on December 16th: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Gearing up for Christmas with a bike haul

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Big Bike Donation

Thank you Paladin Security Vancouver!

We are giving a big shout out to Paladin Security in connection with Cadillac Fairview for supporting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau (LMCB) as their charity of choice.

Frank Naso, from Paladin Security, helped organize a large donation of used bikes, from the unclaimed lost and found department, to be donated the LMCB. Frank also spent this morning personally helping us load these bikes to be transported to our warehouse.

We are excited to an inventory of this large haul! Our next step is to send these lovely bikes to our bike doctor and community partner, Dennis Baker from the Burnaby Lions Club, to be reconditioned.

Thank you to Frank and Paladin Security for their time and generosity! We look forward to finding appreciative homes for these bikes through our partnerships with the Christmas bureaus across the lower mainland.

Motorcycle Toy Run 2016

A big THANK YOU goes out to all the wonderful volunteers, sponsors, and participants at this year's 2016 Vancouver Toy Run.  They continue to help this annual event be a success. There were approximately 2000 motorcyclist that rode in the parade from Coquitlam Centre to the PNE and $20,000 cash donated to help LMCB continue to support families in the Vancouver area during the Christmas season.  

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Gala 2015: The Jingle Bell Ball

On November 5, 2015, LMCB  celebrated 85 years of giving with a gala appreciation night.

Generous support of our sponsor representatives from many of the local Christmas Bureaus attended, as did other community partners; everyone whom attended had a very good time. The venue, food and entertainment were  amazing.  Our speakers had compelling stories of why and how the LMCB impacts them.

For our first  event of this kind, and our only 85th anniversary ever, it was a very successful event!

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Motorcycle Toy Run 2015

The 2015 Toy Run was a roaring success with over 3,500 motorcyclists. The event brought in cash donations in excess of $20,000 and 2,100 toys. We would like to than the hundreds of volunteers and sponsors including: the BC Coalition of Motorcyclists, Honda, Trev Deeley Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Whalley Printers, McNeney and McNeney Barristers & Solicitors, the City of Coquitlam as well as Coquitlam Centre, where it all started, and the PNE where we had a resounding finish. As well we are grateful to the Cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Vancouver for enabling the event.