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GVFD Food & Toy Drive

The GVFD is raising money for People for a Healthy Community and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. Thank you for your support. PHC is a community based, not for profit organization serving Gabriola Island. They support individuals and families during vulnerable times in their lives, while strengthening community resilience. Vulnerability can occur at any stage of life, in an acute or chronic way. Their programs focus on three key social determinants of health: improving food security, reducing social isolation, and supporting academic success. PHC programs and services have touched 1 in 7 Gabriola residents. With COVID I bet that number is much higher.

There are so many easy ways to give: -Donate to our online GoFundMe -Etransfer [email redacted] please put toy drive in the message space, so we can track the donations -Cash can be donated during office hours at the North Firehall Monetary donations help the PHC to bulk purchase at a low cost. For every $1 donated, we can purchase $3 ​worth of healthy food! -Drop off a donation of food -Drop off a donation of a toy (new toys ONLY due to COVID) -Drop gift cards for older kids Donations can be dropped off at your convenience to the North Firehall anytime between Dec 1 - Dec 11. AND Gertie is joining us again this year to support our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. Donation bins will be on Gerties Dec 1 - 10, so you can walk to your local Gertie stop, say hi to the fantastic Gertie drivers and drop a donation of food or toys (no money, please)


We have pulled together the best of all the recent formats and hope to continue this way in future years Keeping the eco-consciousness and fuel conservation of a shorter parade and Gertie Bus Drop-offs. The community spirit of outdoor gathering, And the ease of online donations We Present to you our 2022 Food, Toy and Cash Drive for the PHC Dec 10 3pm - 5pm Pet Photos with Santa at North Firehall by donation ($15 Suggested Donation. ) 5pm - 7pm. outdoor Gathering with Santa, Hot Chocolate and community spirit at North Firehall 5:30 Parade begins from North Firehall, down North Road toward the village, around Lockinvar, and back. Watch the parade from the hall or anywhere along the route. This year businesses and individuals are invited to join in the parade! Decorate a vehicle and meet at North Hall for 5pm

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