Charities in Red Deer get weekend boost

Rebels, RCMP and radio stations give a hand

Three events on the weekend helped out Red Deer charities as they try and reach their goal of making a better Christmas for children and their families.

The RCMP Charity Checkstop on Saturday raised $14,000 in cash as well as toys and food. The Christmas Bureau, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Red Deer Food Bank and Women’s Outreach split the checkstop donations.

The Stuff-A-Bus over the weekend raised close to $41,000 in cash as well as food and toys. The Christmas Bureau and Red Deer Food Bank will benefit from the generosity. The event is organized by Real Country 95.5 and Z 98.9.

The Rebels annual Tuque Toss on Saturday saw a whopping 1,570 tuques, mitts and gloves donated, which are given to Christmas Bureau clients.

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