The temperature has dipped below freezing in the city and this can really make us aware of those who do not have the necessities to keep them warm. Until November 25th you can participate in the Realtors Care® Blanket Drive with over 100 drop-off locations and this week, in another campaign, Blanket BC drop-off locations will be coming right to you.
Blanket Drive on the Line
This Friday, November 22, 2013 and Saturday, November 23, 2013 Blanket BC will be collecting blankets at SkyTrain and Canada Line stations. The goal is to collect 10,000 blankets, enough to roughly cover the distance of a roundtrip on the Canada Line. The 150 or so volunteers will also be collecting warm winter clothes like socks, scarves, toques, mitts, gloves and even pillowcases. The volunteers just ask that the garments be new or gently used, and clean.
Everything the organization collects will then be sorted, divided and delivered to organizations like the Lookout Society, which operates four shelters and houses people experiencing homelessness. Donations are also delivered to families and individuals in need throughout Metro Vancouver.
Volunteers for Blanket BC will be out from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Waterfront, Vancouver City Centre, Yaletown/Roundhouse, Broadway/City Hall, Oakridge/41st, Bridgeport Station, Landsdowne Station, and Richmond Brighouse. Follow Blanket BC on Twitter and Facebook for more information about the Blanket Drive on the Line.