Photo by Chung Chow
Like the inaugural event in 2017, the 2018 Community In Motion was a resounding success—both in terms of dollars and interest.
Held earlier this month at Garry Point Park, the event organized by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives raised $25,000 for participating community organizations. Equally important, it enabled the groups to expand word about the services they provide.
“More community organizations joined this year’s event, which is great because it means we were able to provide more of the community with information about the programming available,” says Jocelyn Wong, general manager of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and the author of Community In Motion.
Wong noted there were 18 booths at this year’s Community In Motion event, including organizations that provide services to children from newborns to six years old.
“There were also a lot of activities for kids,” noted Wong, “including a musical performance by children’s entertainer Marnie Grey. Sirota’s Alchemy also gave a para taekwondo demonstration which was really great because it really showcases the different abilities.”
Wong says it’s important to remind Richmond residents of the many varied services available. Many times, she says, we forget until we need them.
“We’re rich in resources and the more people know about it, the better we are,” she says.