The Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that works in a partnership with the Vancouver Police Department and support from the City of Vancouver to promote crime prevention and safety through a range of programs, activities and services for residents, businesses, and agencies in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. The GWCPC encourages all members of the community to become active participants in raising awareness of safety, decreasing opportunities for crime to occur, and assisting the most vulnerable members of their community through education, engagement, and opportunities to volunteer.
Donate your car to charity and get a tax receipt. Recycle your old vehicle and help support crime prevention and safety programs in your neighbourhood. Get a charitable tax receipt from the GWCPC (registered charity number, 898994728 RR0001) See the GWCPC banner at http://www.charitycarprogram.ca/index-2.html Charity Car Programs pickup area is in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley extending East as far as Langley City, South to the US border, North to West Vancouver and West to UBC.
The GWCPC is working in the community with our Partners:
CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK Book an appointment with the GWCPC’s certified Child Passenger Safety Educator for instruction on the proper use and installation of child restraint systems (car seats).
$20. suggested donation per car seat | charitable tax receipts are provided for donations of $20 or more
ICE is an internationally recognized symbol that can be used as a name in your cell phone address book to identify the person you wish to be notified if you are in an emergency situation. Click here for full ICE campaign information and what you can do!
The GWCPC, a registered non-profit organization, continues to collect cell phones as a way to raise funds for the GWCPC to support its’ programs & activities.
Bring your old cell phone to the GWCPC. When bundled together with charger & battery the cell phones have a higher value. Phones without chargers will also be accepted.
The GWCPC is located at 1977 Commercial Drive and is open these hours:
All cell phones, no matter how old qualify, so no need to worry if your cell phone is really old or in bad condition! Bring the battery and the charger if you have them.
WANTED: YOUR OLD CELL PHONES!
HOME WATCH! Is your home or business an easy target for thieves?
To reduce the risk of theft from your home or business book an appointment with your neighbourhood police officer Constable Lemon by calling 604 717-2932. Constable Lemon will meet with you to assess your property and offer target hardening strategies for strengthening the security of your home or business.
Each fall and winter the GWCPC collects and displays warm winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks in the front window. These items are available to anyone who needs warm and dry outerwear or socks during the cold & wet weather months. Those in need drop in to the GWCPC to “shop” the coat rack or dip into the bin for a pair of new, dry socks all winter long. The demand is mostly for adult men & women’s winter coats and jackets. The items for Rain Coat Reincarnation and Sox on the Drive are donated by GWCPC volunteers and by members of the community who hear about our program and want to help out.
How to help:
Drop off a warm winter coat or water proof jacket of your own that you no longer use. Some people buy items from a thrift store to donate.
Scarves, hats and gloves that you don’t use any more are a treasure for others who need these very items!
Purchase a package of new inexpensive socks (Walmart, Canadian Tire, Army & Navy, Target etc.) and drop them off at the front counter of the CPC.
Donated items turn over quite quickly! This program runs from Thanksgiving through to Spring 2015 and donations will be accepted all winter long
It is unfortunate that the GWCPC is not able to accept items of clothing like pants and shirts – every donation received goes in the front window.
Look for GWCPC Volunteers helping out at the Lions Club Tree lot located at 41st & Fraser from December 1st through to whenever the last tree is sold!
Search out the perfect tree, sip a hot chocolate, and listen to some seasonal music! Profits from the Lions Club Tree lot are directed back to charitable & non-profit organizations in the community, including the GWCPC. The Lions Club and their cheery band of volunteers have been selling locally farmed Christmas trees here for decades. There is no tax, the selection is great and the service truly warming.
The Lions Club Tree Lot hours are: Weekdays from Noon – 9 p.m. Weekends from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Enjoy some festive Christmas music from Gordon Cherry and his brass (trombone) quintet at the tree lot on Sunday December 7th from 1-2pm.