Starting today until December 4th, Lower Mainland Realtors will be collecting blankets and warm clothing to help people in need this winter. This is the 18th annual blanket drive and my 6th year participating. Always a worthy cause to support and each year we collect enough warm clothing and blankets to help a number of local charities provide for over 20,000 people in need.
Please visit the following link for drop off locations near you:
Blanket Drive Locations
Please donate ANY of these items, either NEW or gently used and clean:
- blankets, sleeping bags, bedding (sheets and blankets)
- winter jackets, coats, rain coats, rain ponchos, windbreakers (men, women and children)
- sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, turtlenecks, sweatshirts, fleece vests, pullovers
- pants, sweatpants, jeans
- long underwear, scarves, hats, mitts, gloves, toques
- NEW underwear and socks
- shoes and boots, especially waterproof
- any clothing offering warmth and/or protection from the elements
Please do not donate household items, summer clothing, furniture, books, toys, toiletries, etc. Save them for another time — this is a drive for warm clothing and bedding for people who are less fortunate! Also, our charities do not have the funds to launder these items, so ask that they are clean and useable, so as to avoid items being recycled or thrown out.