Skip to main content

Lethbridge Charity Checkstop totals released by police

A stock photo of several plush bunnies in a pile. (pixabay/Aitoff) A stock photo of several plush bunnies in a pile. (pixabay/Aitoff)

The Lethbridge Police Service is celebrating another successful Charity Checkstop.

The annual event sees volunteers collect donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food to help make Christmas a little merrier for the city's less fortunate.

Donations go to the Christmas Hope campaign, benefiting Volunteer Lethbridge, the Interfaith Food Bank, the Lethbridge Food Bank, Lethbridge Family Services, Salvation Army and My City Care.

Police say Saturday's Charity Checkstop collected 490 gifts, 601 kilograms of food and $1,039 in cash donations.

Donations for the Christmas Hope campaign will be accepted until Dec. 23,

For more information about the campaign you can visit the Christmas Hope website. Top Stories

CBC says it is cutting 600 jobs, some programming as it slashes budget

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Radio-Canada will eliminate about 600 jobs and not fill an additional 200 vacancies. The cuts at CBC come days after the Liberal government suggested it may cap the amount of money CBC and Radio-Canada could get under a $100 million deal Ottawa recently signed with Google.

Stay Connected