It is once again time to give some warmth to those less fortunate this holiday season.
Folks with the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) will be collecting blankets, winter clothing and more as part of the 28th annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive on Saturday, Nov. 19.
They’ll be in Chilliwack, Agassiz, and Hope collecting donations of blankets, sleeping bags, coats, warm clothing, new socks and new underwear.
All donations go to Ruth and Naomi’s Mission and Cyrus Centre in Chilliwack, plus Agassiz Harrison Community Services and Hope Community Services.
They will also be collecting non-perishable food items. (Please, no cash donations at this event.)
The Realtors Care Blanket Drive takes place Nov. 19 at these locations and times:
Chilliwack: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd.
Agassiz: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of RE/MAX Nyda Realty 3A, 7098 Pioneer Ave.
Hope: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Northwest Harvest Church, 888 3rd Ave.
The 28-year-old campaign is a partnership among the three Lower Mainland real estate boards, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), and CADREB.
“With cold temperatures and increased precipitation forecast for November, our partner charities expect blankets and warm clothing to be in high demand across the region,” said REBGV chair Daniel John.
For the last two years, the drive was held drive-thru fashion but it is back to normal for 2022.
In 2021, a total of 335 large bags of blankets and warm clothing were collected. That number was down from a high of more than 400 in 2020, but was still higher than in other recent years.
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