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XMAS GIVING: Give a kid a coat

Phill Williams, circulation manager for The Tri-City News, holds some of the winter coats that have been dropped at The News’ Port Coquitlam office, a collection site for the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association’s annual Coats for Kids campaign. Williams, The Tri-City News’ head of delivery for the last 22 years, retires Nov. 25. - Gary McKenna/The Tri-City News
Phill Williams, circulation manager for The Tri-City News, holds some of the winter coats that have been dropped at The News’ Port Coquitlam office, a collection site for the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association’s annual Coats for Kids campaign. Williams, The Tri-City News’ head of delivery for the last 22 years, retires Nov. 25.
— image credit: Gary McKenna/The Tri-City News

Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) has launched its 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, a group whose outreach helps to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need.

In addition to the GVHBA office, 29 member companies at 45 locations in 13 municipalities will serve as coat drop-off sites between Nov. 21 and Dec. 9 — as will The Tri-City News and its Black Press sister newspapers in the Lower Mainland.

Among the Tri-City drop-off spots is a local retail institution, PoCo Building Supplies. Each year for the past five years, the store has collected more than 300 items for the needy. Items can be dropped off at the main entrance at 2650 Mary Hill Rd.

Drop-off locations for Coats for Kids Campaign in the Tri-Cities include:

 

COQUITLAM

• FastSigns, Unit 1, 1100 Lansdowne Dr., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

• Gauvin 2000 Construction Ltd., 200, 1140 Austin Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

• Morningstar Homes Ltd., second floor, 946 Brunette Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

PORT MOODY

• Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd. (drop box at front), 100 Sycamore Dr., daily, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.;

• ParkLane/Bluetree Group of Companies, Kinder Kampus Day Care Centre, 300 Panorama Pl., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PORT COQUITLAM

• PoCo Building Supplies, 2650 Mary Hill Rd., weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

The Tri-City News, 1405 Broadway St. (ground floor), weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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