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Zipcar fans! Check out the First Annual Zipcar Joy Drive event supporting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Saturday December 10, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Zipcar members (also known within the Zipcar community as “Zipsters”) as well as the public are invited to come out and help fill several Zipcar vehicles with new toys, electronics, books and clothing for children of all ages. Gifts will be donated to the Child Life Department at BC Children’s Hospital to help bring holiday cheer to children at the hospital. Sustainable, recycled boxes, donated by FROGBOX, will be used to collect and transport the gifts.

“Being a Zipster isn’t just about sharing cars; our members inspire us to reach out to the local community and make a difference,” said Mark Pribula, general manager of Zipcar Vancouver. “We’re proud to host our first annual Joy Drive and are encouraging our great community of Vancouver Zipsters to come out and support us for this important cause.”

Zipsters who donate a toy or other item will receive $20 in Zipcar driving credit; non-members will receive special offers to join. Anyone who donates will also have their name entered into a draw for a chance to win prizes including a gift basket of treats from popchips, a one month pass to YYOGA, a free day driving a Zipcar MINI Cooper, or a free Zipcar membership.

In addition to collecting donations, the event will include a holiday photo booth hosted by Zipcar in partnership with Pacific Palisades, treats from popchips, and games throughout the day. A Candy Cane Zipcar will be onsite, giving members a chance at additional prizes by trying to guess the correct number of candy canes covering it.

An alternative to car ownership, Zipcars can be reserved on an hourly or daily basis, with rates starting from $7.75. Gas, reserved parking spots, insurance, roadside assistance and up to 200 kilometres of driving per day are included in hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour and for up to several days. It’s a great way to get around the city, and not a bad option for heading up to Whistler for a long weekend.

Zipcar Joy Drive
Date: Saturday, December 10, 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: TD Plaza, Corner of Granville and Georgia Streets, Vancouver

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