Sutton Showplace Realty (2015) Chilliwack


Annual REALTORS Care Blanket Drive

21 October 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

The cold weather is approaching and we're collecting gently used items to distribute to the homeless, women and children in need, and persons living in supportive housing. If you cannot drop off your donation, send us a private message and we'll come pick them up.

We will gladly accept donations of gently used:

Blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing, coats, hoodies, hats, gloves, scarves, new socks and new underwear.

Here's a list of Lower Mainland charities who receive donations from the Blanket Drive.

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive story

Way back in 1994, 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.

They put out an appeal to their colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown core.

That single act of kindness has blossomed into one of the largest annual collections of warm clothing and blankets, helping homeless people and the working poor in every single community in the Lower Mainland.

Since then, thousands of REALTORS® from Whistler to Hope have collected enough donations to help more than 385,000 people in need. Each year, more than 75 dedicated members pick-up and deliver all the donations, and well over 100 real estate offices in the Lower Mainland act as collection depots.

The REALTORS Care® Drive now collects an astonishing amount of warm, winter items on behalf of dozens of local charities to help about 35,000 people each year.