Caring for our neighbours


November 16 - 23, 2015


It's time to start winterizing your closets for blankets and warm clothing you can donate to the Blanket Drive!

Needed items for all ages include:

  • warm clothing
  • coats
  • hats
  • gloves
  • new socks and underwear

Check back for details about drop-off locations for your donations.



20th anniversary quilt 

Working together to provide warmth is why a quilt was chosen to represent teh 2014 Blanket Drive.

The quilt's patchwork design represents how we work with charities to help relieve the strain of poverty of those in need.

In keeping with this theme, a commemorative quilt was made to mark the Blanket Drive's 20th anniversary.

Blocks with names of real estate offices that act as drop-off locations, images from previous Blanket Drive posters, a brief history of this annual event, and the signatures of past and current volunteers inform the design.


Blanket Drive founders and volunteers with the 20th anniversary commemorative quilt.

Click here to see more photos of the commemorative quilt.



Videos - how the Blanket Drive helps



The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive story

Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s eastside and said to themselves, we’ve got to do something.


They put out an appeal to their colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown core.

That single act of kindness has blossomed into one of the largest annual collections of warm clothing and blankets, helping homeless people and the working poor in every single community in the Lower Mainland.

Since then, thousands of REALTORS® from Whistler to Hope have collected enough donations to help more than 225,000 people in need. Each year, more than 75 dedicated members pick-up and deliver all the donations, and well over 100 real estate offices in the Lower Mainland act as collection depots.

The REALTORS Care® Drive now collects an astonishing amount of warm, winter items on behalf of dozens of local charities to help about 20,000 people each year.   

Blanket Drive poster gallery 

2014  2013    
 2002  2001

Photographs for the 2001-2012 posters taken by Vancouver photographer Lincoln Clarkes.                                back to top
Photograph for the 2013 poster taken by Vancouver photographer Elaine Briere. 
Photograph for the 2015 poster taken by Vancouver photographer Pamela Saunders.