SURREY, BC – The 22nd annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive kicks off November 14. Each year, the event supports close to 20,000 individuals who need help staying warm and dry for the incoming winter season.
The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a week-long collaborative effort from REALTOR® volunteers and real estate offices across the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Chilliwack and surrounding areas. Donations are collected from the public and then sorted and distributed to charities in the same community in which they were received.
Participating community organizations rely on donations from the public to help them acquire much-needed blankets, coats, gloves and other weather appropriate clothing for women, children and men. This year, over fifty organizations will be receiving support from the collected donations.
Items we need:
- gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags
- warm clothing, such as coats or sweaters
- hats, gloves, scarves
- new socks and underwear
“Through the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive we’ve had the chance to partner with many wonderful, caring charities in our region for over 20 years. It is heartening to know that members of the public and REALTORS® continue to be motivated by compassion and concern for those less well-off than themselves,” says Charles Wiebe, President, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
Dan Morrison, President, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said of this year’s event, “It’s a privilege to continue this tradition of helping our neighbours keep warm this winter. We need anything you can spare: blankets, gloves, scarves – as long as it’s warm, and in good condition.”
Over 100 real estate offices across the Lower Mainland will be acting as drop-off locations for this year’s Drive. Go to www.blanketdrive.ca for their location and contact information. For updates, follow #RCBD2016 or www.facebook.com/BlanketDrive.
The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a partnership between the REALTORS® of the Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and Chilliwack and District Real Estate Boards and their communities.