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3rd Annual Holiday in a Box Campaign


The Saint John Police are proud to launch our third annual Holiday in a Box Campaign.

Our second annual 2022 campaign collected 675 holiday boxes. It was such a great success that our priority neighbourhoods in Saint John are once again teaming up with the Saint John Police to provide some holiday cheer for the less fortunate adults in our community. The goal is to find a shoebox or similar sized box and fill it with essentials as a gift to someone in need.

“We are challenging Saint John residents, sports teams, businesses and community organizations to fill as many shoeboxes as possible. This is a small and kind gesture of generosity for those adults who are often forgotten during the holiday season.” Chief R.M. Bruce

Once collected, the boxes will be wrapped and presented to the representatives of each of our five priority neighbourhoods including the Crescent Valley Resource Centre, Carleton Community Centre, P.U.L.S.E. Inc., ONE Change, and the Waterloo Village Neighbourhood Association.  

Boxes can be filled with day-to-day essentials that we often take for granted. Some suggestions include toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, socks, gloves, toques, transit and gift cards. For a full list of ideas, please visit: Holiday in a Box | Saint John Police Force

The holiday boxes can be dropped off at the Saint John Police Headquarters at 1 Peel Plaza, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

We are also excited to announce that on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. members of the Saint John Police will be at TD Station during the Sea Dogs game to collect holiday boxes.

The campaign will conclude on December 13, 2023.

Together a safe, secure, healthy community

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