The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is hosting their 19th annual Realtors Care® Blanket Drive, which is the largest and longest-running drive of its kind in BC. Donations of new or gently-used blankets, sleeping bags, new socks and underwear, and warm clothing articles (scarves, gloves, mitts) will be accepted from November 18th to November 25th.
There are over 100 drop-off locations around the region at participating real estate offices that include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Dexter Associates, Faith Wilson Group, RE/MAX, Royal LePage, Shon Group Realty, Regent Park Realty, Park Georgia, Strategic Real Estate, Sutton Group, TRG Realty, William Parton Agencies, Sotheby’s Int’l Real Estate, KE Worldwide Real Estate, Prudential Sterling, J.K. Cooper Realty, Keller Willams Elite Realty, Whistler Real Estate, HomeLife Glenayre Realty, and Landmark Realty.
Donations will then be distributed to over 30 charities across the Lower Mainland (from Whistler to Hope) and all donations collected in a community stay in that community. Recipient charities include North Shore Youth Safe House, Union Gospel Mission, Christmas Hamper Society, Covenant House, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Tri-City Transitions, Surrey Urban Mission, Elizabeth Fry Society, and many more.
Last year, the blanket drive collected enough donations to help more than 19,000 people in the Lower Mainland. Follow the Blanket Drive campaign on Facebook for more information this season.