REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive Helps During Cold Winter

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The last few days have certainly started to prove the predictions true; the Fraser Valley is experiencing record cold temperatures and high winds. Coupled with the growing number of homeless people in our community, need for the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive will be high this year!

Can you help local realtors help those in the Fraser Valley who are less fortunate? The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive runs November 29 to December 6 at over 100 real estate offices across the region collecting blankets, bedding and warm and waterproof clothing for the homeless and working poor. More than 30 charities from Whistler through to Chilliwack will receive an average of 4,000 bags of gently-used or new items donated by REALTORS®, their clients and the public. What with the cold weather and the tough economy, the need is likely to increase.

There is a huge demand for warm clothing and blankets for vulnerable people in the Fraser Valley. Local charities need even more donations in order to adequately respond.  Specific needs include:

Warm winter coats

Sleeping bags

Hooded sweatshirts

Toques and gloves

Blankets

Bed sheets

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive provides a great opportunity for local real estate offices, their clients and the public to work together and have a hugely positive impact on our city. Donations first stay within the communities in which they are donated. If the volume of donations is more than what a community requires, surplus items will go to charities in greatest need in neighbouring cities.

Please support the 2010 REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, running from November 29 to December 6, by bringing your donations into any participating real estate office. For a list of all drop-off locations and charitable recipients, please visit www.blanketdrive.ca.



Contributor: Danielle Knowles

Danielle Knowles is a Feature Writer for Fraser Valley Pulse, as well as the owner of Red Pencil Editing Services. She loves to laugh, go on adventures and read.  Danielle lives in Abbotsford with her husband and fur babies Oogie Boogie and Mungo. Twitter: @redpencilca



One Response to “REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive Helps During Cold Winter”

  1. […] Realtors Care Blanket Drive Starting Monday, November 29th and continuing through to Monday, December 6th, realtors all over the Fraser Valley will be collecting bags, scarves, hats and undergarments for the homeless. A few warm and cozy items will make such a difference for a lot of people this winter. If you have anything suitable to give away, it would be greatly appreciated. […]

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