HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C.- After the success of last year’s 12 days of Christmas Giving toy drive, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP is bringing it back once again on December 1st.

This year, Hudson’s Hope Emergency Services is teaming up with the Friends of Hudson’s Hope to “stuff the bus.”

Like last year, they will be collecting toys for kids up to 18 years old, but Emergency Services will also collect donations for local seniors and families.

According to a release from the RCMP, this will open up Christmas Giving to a larger number of local residents.

“We live in such an amazing community and have proven that we look out for each other, especially while in the time of need,” Stated Cpl. Rob Gardner, detachment commander.

“Let’s get together and show our community spirit by stuffing the Lions Bus with items to help out our local residents,’ he continued.

Starting December 1st, residents can drop off donations of cash or other items at the District of Hudson’s Hope office at 9904 Dudley Drive.

The Hudson’s Hope Lions Club will be making appearances at numerous local events from December 1st-12th where they will be accepting donations of new toys, items for seniors, families and cash.

The first opportunity for Hudson’s Hope residents to stuff the bus will be at the District’s Santa Parade Drive Through event beginning at 5 p.m. on December 5th.

Kids can be registered for the Christmas Giving program through Mr. Derrek Beam at Hudson’s Hope School.

Seniors can be registered by contacting Linda Todd at 250-783-0667 and leaving a message. Residents can also register with the Friends of Hudson’s Hope.

Anyone already registered with the Friends of Hudson’s Hope Christmas hamper program will be registered for this program as well.

Follow the Hudson’s Hope Fire Department’s social media pages to watch for when and where to catch Emergency Services with the bus to donate.