This year marks the 20th anniversary of the largest and longest running blanket drive in the Lower Mainland. Over two decades, the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive has helped bring warmth to more than 250,000 residents across the Lower Mainland.
From November 17 to 24, REALTORS® across the region will work with their clients to coordinate donations of blankets, sleeping bags, warm winter clothing, and new socks and underwear for those most in need. The donations are then sorted and delivered to charities and organizations in the same area in which they were collected.
We’re asking anyone with donations to please drop them off at any of our 100 plus participating real estate offices. To find a participating office near you, go to www.blanketdrive.ca.
The NightShift Street Ministries in Surrey is a longstanding recipient of this program. They recently told us about a young boy who approached a volunteer last year, shivering from living in a cold, damp building. “Could I please have a blanket?” he asked. Not for himself, but for his younger sister.
“For two decades, this program has helped the homeless and working poor living in every community within the Lower Mainland,” Ray Harris, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president said. “In a perfect world, the need for a program like this wouldn’t exist, but we know there are many of our fellow residents who need our support and we ask for the media and public’s support in this year’s effort to bring warmth to those in need.”
We’re looking for:
• blankets, sleeping bags
• warm clothing - coats, jeans, pants, sweaters
• scarves, gloves, mitts, hats
• socks (new), in high demand
• underwear (new)
To find a participating office near you, go to www.blanketdrive
See more at: http://www.rebgv.org/news-statistics/realtors-care%C2%AE-blanket-drive-delivering-warmth-20-years#sthash.K45HyPSo.dpuf