The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive runs from Tuesday, November 14 to Tuesday, November 21.
The need has never been greater!
Our network of REALTORS® is gearing up for another productive year of collecting warm clothes and blankets.
Let’s help keep the record number of homeless and working poor warm and dry this winter.
Since it started 23 years ago, the Blanket Drive has helped more than 300,000 people in our communities.
This success is thanks to your donations!
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
- plastic ponchos, bivy sacks
Donations can be dropped at our office from Tuesday, November 14 to Tuesday, November 21.
We are at RE/MAX Crest Realty, 3215 Macdonald St, Vancouver (Corner of 16th and Macdonald)
A full list of drop-off locations can be found here.
The REALTORS Care Blanket Drive® story
Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s east side and said to themselves, “we’ve got to do something.”
We put out an appeal to our fellow colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown core. This single act of kindness has blossomed into the longest continual Blanket Drive in the Lower Mainland with more than 300,000 disadvantaged people being helped.
Some Facts: More than 30 charities receive our donations each year and 100+ Real Estate offices act as drop off depots.
The 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.