SURREY, BC – Fraser Valley communities honoured the 25th year of the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive by donating close to 1,400 bags of bedding and warm clothing to community members needing a hand.

For weeks prior to the weeklong Blanket Drive (November 18 to 25) over 60 Fraser Valley Realtor volunteers collected donations from 40 real estate office drop-off locations, then sorted and delivered all 1,376 donation bags to 26 Fraser Valley non-profit and charity groups.

“It’s gratifying to know that in our 25th year of the Blanket Drive, our member volunteers are as committed as ever to this cause, and our donors as generous as ever to their communities,” said Darin Germyn, President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “The Blanket Drive wouldn’t be possible without the strong partnerships that our members have formed with the charities, that year after year demonstrate their dedication to people in need.”

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. Together the real estate boards amassed enough donations to provide 40,000 Lower Mainland residents with blankets and warm clothing.

The Blanket Drive is the largest and longest running program of its kind in British Columbia. Since it began in 1995, it has helped more than 425,000 people in our communities keep warm and dry during the winter months.

Go to www.blanketdrive.ca for more information. For photos from this year’s campaign, visit www.facebook.com/BlanketDrive.