Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Our Christmas 2018 in Review

Over 3,200 people helped through our Christmas Assistance Program


Our LMCB hard working staff team and generous volunteers wrapped up our final day of registration for our Christmas assistance program for the 2018 holiday season.  We served over 900 families with a total of over 2,000 children in Vancouver this year and shipped many tens of thousands of gifts across the lower mainland.

Thank you to everyone for their support and contributions! You helped make Christmas brighter and happier for so many people across the lower mainland.

The LMCB wishes everyone a safe, warm and Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Here are some highlights from the 2018 holiday season that we would like to share with you.

Please note that if you have gifts and toys you would like to donate after Christmas, our warehouse we be open again starting on January 2nd, 2019.

Coats for Kids


A big thank you to the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) for running its 23rd annual Coats for Kids campaign from November 1 – 30 in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Christmas Bureau and the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

On Friday November 30, 2018, GVHBA members gathered at the GVHBA’s Christmas Wrap- Up Party to amplify their spirit of giving. The response this year was truly heartwarming with Metro Vancouver residents donating more than 6,000 items to 54 GVHBA member companies, who opened 67 drop-off locations in 16 municipalities across Metro Vancouver. We would also like to thank the GVHBA for their fundraising campaign and monetary donation.

Check out more photos of the event and wrap up party here.

Teddy Bear Toss

The annual Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss Game returned this year on December 8th at the Pacific Coliseum. Stuffed animals rained downed onto the rink in the Vancouver Giants vs. the Victoria Royals.

See more: The Vancouver Sun Article: Teddy Bear Toss! at Vancouver Giants Game

Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast

The 31st Annual Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast was held on December 13th this year. We always have so much fun at this event and love seeing everyone who comes out to donate gifts for children in need. Thank you to the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Global BC, and Rock 101, and all of our supporters.

TransLink Toys for Tots Reindeer bus

It is always a treat for the LMCB when Translink BC arrives with the Sparky the Elf and the special Reindeers buses filled with gifts to donate. This is the 33rd year of the annual Toys for Tots toy drive and 3,304 toys were donated to our warehouse on December 20th, 2018. Thank you to Translink and their dedicated team for your long time support.

By: Angela Lee