Don’t be surprised to see dozens of firefighters selling umbrellas around the city tomorrow morning—it’s for a great cause.
The Vancouver Firefighter Charities (VFC) will be hosting the fifth annual Umbrella Day tomorrow (November 7) from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. across five bustling locations in downtown Vancouver.
The fundraiser directly supports its Snacks for Kids program, which tackles food insecurity by providing healthy food to hungry kids around town. More than 2,000 children receive daily snacks from the program on a daily basis.
Small ($20) and large ($30) umbrellas will be available, which feature the VFC logo. The annual initiative raises more than $10,000 each year to purchase nutritious snacks for young students in need.
Here’s where the firefighters will be located:
- Granville Station (Granville St. between Georgia and Dunsmuir)
- City Centre Station (SW corner of Granville and Georgia)
- Burrard Street Station (SW corner of Burrard and Dunsmuir)
- Yaletown Roundhouse Station (NE corner of Davie and Mainland)
- Waterfront Station (Cordova St. between Seymour and Granville)
"We believe that no child in Vancouver should be going to school hungry, which is why we started the Snacks for Kids program and have worked tirelessly to grow the initiative in size and scope ever since," Justin Mulcahy, president of the Vancouver Firefighter Charities, said in a press statement.
"We are very excited to bring back Umbrella Day this fall and invite everyone in Vancouver to come out to meet some of the city's friendly firefighters, buy an umbrella or make a donation, and do your part and help us extinguish child hunger."