REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive 2016

(November 14, 2016, posted in White Rock Life)

Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s Eastside and said to themselves, we’ve got to do something. They put out an appeal to their colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown core.

That single act of kindness has blossomed into one of the largest annual collections of warm clothing and blankets, helping homeless people and the working poor in every single community in the Lower Mainland.

Since then, thousands of REALTORS® from White Rock to Whistler have collected enough donations to help more than 225,000 people in need. Each year, more than 75 dedicated members pick-up and deliver all the donations, and well over 100 real estate offices in the Lower Mainland act as collection depots.

The REALTORS Care® Drive now collects an astonishing amount of warm, winter items on behalf of dozens of local charities to help about 20,000 people each year.

How you can help

Please donate the following items for all ages:
  • gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags 
  • warm clothing, coats
  • hats, gloves, scarves
  • new socks and underwear

This week, Nov 14 - 21 we are collecting blankets, warm coats, sleeping bags, and new socks for the homeless. If you have anything at all to donate it would be very appreciated. Just let us know, by commenting below, and we will happily come and pick it up. If we have sold you your home I won't need an address.....otherwise, I'll need a clue about where we are going for pick up :)

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