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Amazing community support for 12 days of Christmas giving

The Hudson’s Hope Emergency Services 12 days of Christmas Giving came to an end on December 14, when Hudson’s Hope RCMP Cpl Rob Gardner and Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief Brad Milton attended the Friends of Hudson’s Hope Thrift Stor
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Hudson’s Hope RCMP Cpl. Rob Gardner and Fire Chief Brad Milton with Lynnea Stacey from the Friends of Hudson’s Hope.

The Hudson’s Hope Emergency Services 12 days of Christmas Giving came to an end on December 14, when Hudson’s Hope RCMP Cpl Rob Gardner and Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief Brad Milton attended the Friends of Hudson’s Hope Thrift Store with both emergency vehicles overflowing with toys and gift cards.

The Toy drive was originally started in 2020 by young local, Freyja Schmidt who wanted to ensure all the kids in Hudson’s Hope had a good Christmas by donating toys, and encouraging the community to follow suit, which they did. This year, the toy drive continued with a few changes but the same amazing conclusion.

The Hudson’s Hope Emergency Services partnered together, holding two Stuff the Bus events, where local residents brought toys and made cash donations. Toys were also collected at the District of Hudson’s Hope District office.

Toys for kids aged 0-18, items for local seniors and families were turned over to Lynnea Stacey from the Friends of Hudson’s Hope. The Friends of Hudson’s Hope will disperse all the collected items to local families, adding a little extra Christmas cheer.

"I am always taken aback by the amazing generosity that the people and company’s in our communities show to help others," stated Cpl Rob Gardner, Hudson’s Hope RCMP Detachment Commander.

"A huge thank you goes out to everyone that stepped up this year, but extra kudos need to go out to ARC Resources, BC Hydro and Legacy Village Market," noted Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief Brad Milton.

The Friends of Hudson’s Hope society operates the local Thrift store and food bank assisting Hudson’s Hope residents. They are always accepting donations, which can be dropped off at 10324 Getting St, Hudson’s Hope.