Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich holds up nasal-spray naloxone– used as an antidote to a drug overdose – during last year’s Crime is Toast event. This year’s fundraiser is on Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Abbotsford New file photo)

Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich holds up nasal-spray naloxone– used as an antidote to a drug overdose – during last year’s Crime is Toast event. This year’s fundraiser is on Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Abbotsford New file photo)

Goal of $50,000 set for Crime is Toast fundraiser

Event on Oct. 25 raises funds for Abbotsford Police community programs

The Abbotsford Police Foundation (APF) presents its third annual Crime is Toast: Breakfast with the Chief fundraising event on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The event runs from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Tradex and raises money in support of the Abbotsford Police Department’s community programs.

APD Chief Bob Rich will be on hand.

This year’s goal is $50,000, which will support four projects:

n the APD City Basketball Tournament to promote positive choices for youth through basketball;

n the Abbotsford Police Camp, a week-long camp for kids who interact with officers and learn new skills;

n Youth Making Positive Choices, which encourages and empowers youth to make good life choices; and

n Project Band-Aid, in which uniformed officers visit kids in hospital and leave with a toy dog, Hector the Protector.

Established in 2005, APF is a charitable organization that funds APD community programs not covered by its operating budget.

The APD cannot directly receive financial contributions, but the APF is a trusted, practical way for the community to help support the work of Abbotsford Police.

Visit abbypf.ca to purchase tickets or for more information.