The 21st annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive wraps up on Monday, November 23.
The recent wet and cold weather has increased the need for blankets and warm clothing across the region. Some shelters are experiencing difficulty keeping up with demand.
“One charity ran out of blankets and contacted us for help earlier this week,” Darcy McLeod, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president said. “One of our volunteers delivered a load of donations within a few hours to help them re-stock and meet the growing demand for warm clothing.”
Residents can drop off donations at any of the more than 100 participating real estate offices throughout the region. Click here for a list of participating offices.
Clothing items we’re looking for:
• blankets, sleeping bags
• warm clothing - coats, jeans, pants, sweaters
• scarves, gloves, mitts, hats
• socks (new)
• underwear (new)
Each year, the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive provides warm clothing and blankets to more than 19,000 Lower Mainland residents in need. Since the Blanket Drive began in 1995, the program has helped more than 275,000 people in our communities keep warm and dry during the winter months.
All donations remain in the community in which they were collected.
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.
For more information please contact:
In Greater Vancouver contact: Fiona Youatt, Tel: 604.730.3146 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Fraser Valley contact: Debbie Jay, Tel: 604.930.7619 email: email@example.com
In Chilliwack & District contact: Joanne Reid, Tel: 1.604.792.0912 email: firstname.lastname@example.org