November 26 to December 3, 2012
REALTORS® are gearing up for the 18th annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive.
Help us help out - If you have items to donate then give us a call at 604-466-4549 and we will come by and pick them up. You can also drop them off at Royal LePage Brookside at 11933 - 224th Street in Maple Ridge.
Since its start, we've collected enough blankets and warm clothing to help at least 185,000 people keep warm throughout the Lower Mainland.
This year we again need your help. Please donate any of the following to a drop-off location near you:
Donations are delivered to a LOCAL Charity in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area.
New or gently used
• blankets, sleeping bags
• warm clothing - coats, jeans, pants, sweaters
• scarves, gloves, mitts, hats
(women, children, men)
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 fellow 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.
Eighteen years later, thousands of REALTORS® from Whistler to Hope have collected enough donations to help more than 185,000 people in need. Each year, more than 75 dedicated members actually 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 at least 20,000 people each year.