The Realtors Care Blanket Drive’s Surrey Team.

The drive for winter warmth heats up

Realtors Care Blanket Drive to help the needy runs Nov. 16-23.

Local realtors are asking for warm hearts – and warm clothing – for the 21st-annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive, which kicks off this week.

The blanket drive, which runs from Nov. 16-23, annually assists more than 19,000 people in need – they collected 672 bags of warm winter clothing and blankets just in Surrey last year.

“Every community in the Lower Mainland relies on donations from the program and we need the public’s support once again to ensure we can meet this year’s need,” said Darcy McLeod, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

The event is a combined effort by the REBGV, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB and the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board.

This year, the drive in Surrey will support five local organizations, which have specific needs:

• Surrey Memorial Hospital: Men’s and women’s coats;

• The Great Helping Hand Society: Warm clothing and blankets;

• Hyland House: Coats, blankets, and new socks and underwear;

• NightShift Street Ministries: Blankets, towels, winter coats and gloves;

• Surrey Urban Mission: Blankets and clothing, especially warm jackets.

“Being such a large region, Surrey has one of the highest levels of in-need individuals in the Fraser Valley,” said Jorda Maisey, president of the FVREB. “The impact our donations have is incredible, and contributes to making the lives of our neighbours better during hard times.”

Blankets and clothing can be dropped off at several locations:

 

North Delta

 

• Gold Room Jewellers, 12014 72 Ave. (604-590-5199)

• RE/MAX Performance Realty, 11925 80 Ave. (604-590-4888)

 

Surrey

 

• Century 21 Coastal Realty, #105, 7928 128 St. (604-599-4888)

• Royal LePage-Global Force Realty, #201, 13049 76 Ave. (604-596-1800)

• Royal Group-Tapestry Realty, #104, 13049 76 Ave. (604-590-6111)

• SRS Panorama Realty  (#103, 12030 80 Ave. (604-572-3088)

• Sutton Group-West Coast Realty, #106, 7565 132 St. (604-572-3005)

• RE/MAX 2000 Realty, #103 15127 100 Ave. (604-583-2000)

• Royal LePage West Real Estate Services, #6, 9965 152 St. (604-581-3838)

• Sutton-Premier Realty, 15483 104 Ave. (604-581-8400)

 

South Surrey

 

• HomeLife Benchmark, #1, 1920 152 St. (604-531-1111)

• Royal LePage Northstar, #118, 15272 Croydon Drive S  (604-538-2125)

• RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty,     15414 24  Ave. (604-541-4888)

• Sutton Group-West Coast, 15595 24 Ave. (604-538-8888).

 

For more information, visit www.blanketdrive.ca

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Suspected drugs, counterfeit cash seized during distracted driving stop: Surrey RCMP

Police said incident happened near 152nd Street and Fraser Highway

Fate of five-district policing model in Surrey rests with new police board

Whalley/City Centre, Guildford/Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey districts formed under McCallum’s watch in 1998

North Delta students talk mental health in newly-published book

The book was researched, written and published by students in Delview Secondary’s Innovation 10 class

Surrey teacher wins provincial award for his work teaching art to students

Clayton Heights teacher Dennis Memmott recognized with award granted by his fellow art teachers

Guilty plea withdrawn in West Kelowna murder trial

Tejwant Danjou’s application to have his impromptu guilty plea removed was accepted by the court

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Stories of sexual assault at B.C. tree planting camps ‘shocking but not surprising:’ advocate

Contractors’ association is working with trainers to create respectful culture

Lawyer gets house arrest for possessing child porn

Maple Ridge resident gets nine-month term

Police renew appeal in help finding missing Maple Ridge woman after vehicle found

Ridge Meadows RCMP released a new photo showing the missing woman walking east on Dewdney Trunk Road

Canada prepared to monitor for community spread of COVID-19: Tam

The U.S. confirmed one case of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, in California Thursday

Decade-long health care battle draws to a close today in B.C.

Dr. Brian Day began his battle a decade ago against the B.C. government

Most Read