Realtors Care Blanket Drive helps six local charities

Almost 100 bags of items were collected in Abbotsford during the recent campaign

Carolyn Carson and Sita Mulder were among members of the Abbotsford team that collected donations in the recent Realtors Care Blanket Drive.

Carolyn Carson and Sita Mulder were among members of the Abbotsford team that collected donations in the recent Realtors Care Blanket Drive.

This year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 96 bags of warm winter clothing and blankets for Abbotsford charities.

The 22nd annual campaign was held Nov. 14 to 21 and invited the public to drop off their donations to participating real estate offices throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

Organizations in Abbotsford that will receive the donations are: 5 and 2 Ministries, the Salvation Army, Cyrus Centre, Raven’s Moon Resource Society, the Warm Zone and the SPCA.

More than 100 offices served as drop-off points, and realtors then collected, sorted and delivered the items.

All donations remain in the community in which they were collected.

Since the blanket drive began, the program has helped more than 305,000 people keep warm and dry during the winter months.