The 18th annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive is now underway and takes place until Dec. 3.
The campaign, which runs across the Lower Mainland, collects gently used blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing, and jackets, as well as new socks and underwear.
Donations stay within the communities in which they are donated, or if volumes are too large, go to charities in greatest need in neighbouring communities.
Each year, the Blanket Drive collects enough donations to help protect about 20,000 vulnerable people in the region from the cold, wet winter. Since 1995, the Blanket Drive has supported at least 185,000 people.
“Every pair of gloves, coat, sweater or blanket goes to someone who needs it. No donation is too small. The more we receive, the more we can help,” said Scott Olson, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
Donations can be dropped off in Abbotsford at the following locations:
- Century 21 Ace Agencies, #2 – 33555 South Fraser Way;
- HomeLife Glenayre Realty, #360 – 3033 Immel St.;
- Keller Williams Valley Realty, #102 – 32544 George Ferguson Way;
- Landmark Realty, #100, 32555 Simon Ave.
- Re/Max Little Oak Realty, #9 – 2630 Bourquin Crescent West.
For more information, visit blanketdrive.ca or facebook.com/blanketdrive.