Thank you to all supporters of the 25th annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive in 2019!

Every year, throughout one week in November, dozens of real estate offices across the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver serve as drop-off locations to collect an astounding 4,000+ bags of blankets and clothing, which REALTOR® volunteers personally deliver to local charities (listed below). Visit our website at and “Like” our Facebook page at

Below is a list of the Fraser Valley charities supported in 2019:

  • 5 and 2 Ministries Community Development & Support Services Society
  • Centre of Hope (Salvation Army)
  • Cyrus Centre
  • Gateway Community CRC (Extreme Weather Shelter)
  • Raven’s Moon Resource Society
  • Warm Zone (part of the SARA for Women Society)
  • Gateway of Hope Shelter (Salvation Army)
  • Ishtar Women’s Resource Society
  • Wagner Hills Farm Society
  • Hope Central Ministry (New Heights Church)
  • Lydia Home’s Alcohol & Drug Recovery Program (Union Gospel Mission)
  • Mission Community Services Society
  • Mission Friendship Centre Society
  • Mission Youth (MY) House
  • Hyland House (Options Community Services)
  • NightShift Street Ministries
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital (Volunteer Services)
  • Surrey Urban Mission
  • Atira Women’s Resource Society
  • Avalon Recovery Society
  • Bill Reid Place (Options)
  • NightShift Street Ministries
  • Peninsula United Church Extreme Weather Shelter
  • Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank
  • Sources Community Resources Centre
  • Sources Women’s Place
  • Surrey Urban Mission
  • The Launching Pad Addiction Rehabilitation Society


Since 1995, Fraser Valley REALTORS® have joined forces with police acting as “extra eyes and ears” to fight crime in their communities. REALTOR® members at the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board joined the Realty Watch program in 2003. In 2006, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver members launched Realty Watch for their areas.

Realty Watch is a crime prevention program whose mission is to reduce and prevent crime by assisting police in time-critical situations — usually lost, missing or abducted children or vulnerable adults.

Police contact the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and request a fan-out for the missing person. The information sent out as a text message to REALTORS®. After receiving the fan-out message, if a REALTOR® sees or hears anything that could help police with that case, he or she calls 911.

REALTORS®, with their smartphones and community mobility, are an excellent resource for police. Over 14,000 REALTORS throughout the Lower Mainland of BC, from Whistler to Hope, can be mobilized within 30 minutes.

Fore more information, visit or call 604.930.7630.



Given our modest budget, we have specific criteria when reviewing submissions, as follows:

  • Preference shall be given to shelter-related causes. These include charitable efforts that support the provision, creation, or modification of temporary or permanent human shelter.
  • Preference shall be given to submissions that address the needs of people who live within the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s areas of operation.
  • Submissions shall only be considered from fully registered Canadian charitable societies, preferably with a BC division.
  • A complete submission, including a description of the need for funding, must be provided. Organizations are expected to carry out the project as funded, and to submit written reviews as requested.
  • Charitable societies are expected to maintain proper fiscal accounting practices and to provide, upon request, interim and/or annual financial accounting of use of funds.

  • Submissions will be reviewed through the lens of the Quality of Life principles:

    ensuring economic vitality
    providing housing opportunities
    protecting property owners
    building better communities

  • Submissions must demonstrate the opportunity for public recognition of the donation, with such recognition to go to the REALTORS® of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Submissions will be reviewed annually. Please address any submissions to the attention of the Communications department. A printable PDF of these guidelines is available here.