More than 36,000 Lower Mainland residents will receive blankets and warm clothing this winter thanks to donations collected during the 23rd annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive.

    

Between November 14 and 21, over 100 real estate offices served as drop-off locations for donations. REALTOR® volunteers then collected, sorted and delivered the donations to local charities last week.

“This year’s donations will once again help charitable organizations across the Lower Mainland bolster their supply of warm clothing for those most in need,” Jill Oudil, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president said. “We’re thankful for the thousands of people who responded generously to this year’s campaign and to the hundreds of Realtor volunteers who collected and distributed the donations.”

All donations remain in the community in which they were collected. More than 70 Lower Mainland charities received donations from the Blanket Drive this year.

“A warm blanket can mean the world to someone who is suffering in the cold,” said Derek Weiss, Union Gospel Mission spokesperson. “Year after year, the Blanket Drive makes an immediate difference in the lives of people who need our help the most.”

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a partnership between the Realtors of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board and their communities.

The program is the largest and longest running blanket drive in British Columbia. Since it began in 1994, it has helped more than 340,000 people in our communities keep warm and dry during the winter months.

Go to www.blanketdrive.ca for more information. For photos from this year’s campaign, visit www.facebook.com/BlanketDrive.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing more than 14,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR® or visit www.rebgv.org .

Contact

Craig Munn
Manager, Communication
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
604-730-3146 
cmunn@rebgv.org