Final day to donate to the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive

(November 21, 2016 )

REALTORS® across the region are working with their clients to coordinate donations of blankets, sleeping bags, warm winter clothing, and new socks and underwear for those most in need.“There are so many people who need our help now more than ever,” said Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president. “Please give what you can - every piece donated will help one more person stay warm and dry.”You can drop off donations at any of the more than 100 participating real estate offices throughout the region. Click here for a complete list.“The record-setting wet weather so far this fall is taxing the resources of the local shelters that we partner with and we need the public’s help to meet this growing need,” Charles Wiebe, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president said.Items we’re looking for:   
• blankets, sleeping bags   
• warm clothing - coats, jeans, pants, sweaters   
• plastic ponchos, tarps   
• scarves, gloves, mitts, hats   
• socks (new)   
• underwear (new) Each year, the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive provides warm clothing and blankets to more than 19,000 Lower Mainland residents in need. Since the Blanket Drive began in 1995, the program has helped more than 290,000 people in our communities keep warm and dry during the winter months.All donations remain in the community in which they were collected.For more information on the program, go to www.blanketdrive.ca or www.facebook.com/BlanketDriveThe REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a partnership between the Realtors of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board and their communities.For more informationIn Greater Vancouver contact: Fiona Youatt, Tel: 604.730.3146   email: fyouatt@rebgv.org  
In Fraser Valley contact: Debbie Jay, Tel: 604.930.7619   email: debbie.jay@fvreb.bc.ca 
In Chilliwack & District contact: Joanne Reid, Tel: 1.604.792.0912   email: joanner@telus.net