A reminder that all Vancouver firehalls are accepting donations for the less fortunate in the region as Christmas approaches. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is collecting non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and new unwrapped toys for children (no stuffed animals, please) which will be distributed throughout the region by the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. All items can be dropped off at any of Vancouver's 20 firehalls between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Please drop off toys by Dec. 23. Food donations are accepted all year.