Realtor's blanket drive brings in big haul

More than 39,000 Lower Mainland residents will receive blankets and warm clothing this winter from donations collected during the 24th annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive.

“Our cold, wet winters can be hard for the most vulnerable people across our region,” said Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president Phil Moore. “Thank you to everyone who donated blankets and warm clothes this year — you’ve made a difference for people who need it.”

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Between Nov. 13 and 20, over 150 real estate offices in the Lower Mainland served as drop-off locations for donations. Tsawwassen locations taking part included ReMax Progroup Realty, Royal LePage Regency Realty and Sutton Group-Seafair Realty. The Sutton Group-Seafair Realty office in Ladner took part as well.

Realtor volunteers then collected, sorted, and delivered the donations to local charities.

“Thanks to the public’s generosity and the commitment of many of our member volunteers and real estate offices, we’ve been able to help vulnerable people live a little more comfortably this winter,” said Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president John Barbisan.

All donations remain in the community in which they were collected. More than 70 Lower Mainland charities received blanket drive donations this year.

The 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.

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