The holiday season is officially here. On November 20th, the 14 dealerships at the Richmond Auto Mall and co-presenter Richmond News teamed up with17 lead sponsors and over 270 volunteers at the Richmond Auto Mall to paint the Windows of Hope, a fundraiser benefiting the Richmond Christmas Fund. This year’s event has raised a record $37,275 for the Richmond families in need. It was all about teamwork, community, and holiday spirit. Windows of Hope is an annual event that involves painting the windows of Richmond Auto Mall in an effort to raise money for the Richmond Christmas Fund. Ethel Tibbits started the fund in the 1930s, still going strong they help Richmond’s residents who don’t have the financial means to prepare a festive meal or purchase gifts get a little every Christmas.
This year’s festive activities began a week before the ‘official day’ with volunteers from Sage Software Canada Ltd. cleaning the feature windows and drawing holiday scene outlines for the painters. On the big day over 270 volunteers came to the mall to paint 24 holiday windows at the 14 dealerships throughout the Mall. Jack 96.9 and News 1130 were on site at our Acura Richmond dealership to greet the volunteers and share some swag.
All the volunteers were treated to coffee and hot chocolate generously supplied by Starbucks and trays of yummy cookies donated by Boy With a Knife Catering. And, every volunteer got a Richmond Auto Mall bag filled with gifts from the 14 dealerships, McDonald’s Richmond,Starbucks, News 1130. To finish off the giving moments there was a raffle door prize giveaway.
Painting groups were then disbursed throughout the mall to designated windows to put colourful holiday spirit into the window and bring it to life. Thank you to Domino’s Pizza for cooking up not one, not two, but 84 pizzas. Our heartfelt thanks goes to 609 Richmond RCACS Cadet Band for filling the dealerships with wonderful holiday melodies!
Today, the windows are filled with Christmas images bringing us into the holiday season with smiles and hopes for families in need. The 24 windows will be on display until January 5th, so cruise our Auto Mall and take a look at all the colourful works of art.
We’d like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our dedicated and generous sponsors. Without your help Windows of Hope would not be possible.
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