Giving warmth for 20 years

Realtors Care Blanket Drive returns. Donations of blankets, sleeping bags and warm clothing being collected Nov. 17-24.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the largest and longest-running blanket drive in the Lower Mainland.

For two decades, the Realtors Care Blanket Drive has helped bring warmth to more than 250,000 residents.

From Nov. 17-24, 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.

They’re asking anyone with donations to drop them off at any of their 100-plus participating real estate offices.

To find a participating office near you, visit www.blanketdrive.ca

The NightShift Street Ministries in Surrey is a longstanding recipient of this program.

“As realtors, one of our core values is how we connect with and serve our communities, which is fundamentally what our blanket drive is all about – helping our neighbours live a little easier,” said Ray Werger is the President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Realtors are looking for blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing – coats, jeans, pants, sweaters, scarves, gloves, mitts, hats, socks (new) and underwear (new).

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.

 

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