Cram, stuff, donate for Valley families

Cram the cruiser, stuff the truck. No matter what you call it, Mounties with the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are hoping you’ll help.

Cram the cruiser, stuff the truck. No matter what you call it, Mounties with the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are hoping you’ll help.

As in years past, on Friday, Dec. 11, auxiliary constables from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP will again be collecting new, unwrapped gifts to support local charities.

Rain or shine from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. volunteer Mounties will be on hand at Save-On Foods to accept gifts for the children.

All donated items will go to support the Duncan Basket Society, the Chemainus Harvest House, the Native Friendship Center, and the Salvation Army.

“This time of year there are many families in need, and this is an awesome way to lend a helping hand to those that are less fortunate,” said North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday.

It’s a two-for-one event on Dec. 11, as Juice FM will also be on hand, and while the RCMP are cramming the cruiser, radio station representatives will be wrapping up their Stuff the Truck campaign, which aims to fill a giant truck with non-perishables for area food banks.

That initiative runs            Dec. 7-11 at Save-On as well and that group will be there from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. during that span to accept donations.

If you can, drop off a toy and some cans of food and make someone’s holiday a little bit brighter.