The largest and longest running blanket drive in the Lower Mainland will be launched for the 25th time next week.
Between Nov. 18 and 25, the Realtors Care Blanket Drive will collect donations of clothing and blankets to help those who need to keep warm during cold, wet winter months. There are 11 drop-off locations in Coquitlam, three in Port Coquitlam and two in Port Moody.
According to a press release, the drive collects warm winter items to pass on to dozens of charities helping out about 35,000 people annually. The release said the drive has provided warmth for more than 385,000 people since it began. Items of particular need this year are blankets or sleeping bags, warm clothing, coats, hats, gloves, scarves and new socks and underwear.
• Coquitlam drop-off locations are: Evergreen West Realty (205-2963 Glen Drive); Johnston Meir Insurance (202-3387 David Ave.); Macdonald Realty (5C-2662 Austin Ave.); Hanna Realty (620-329 North Road.); Park Georgia Realty (BC-435 North Road); Re/Max All Points (101-1020 Austin Ave.); Royal LePage West (2185 Austin Ave.); Royal Pacific Tri-Cities Realty (101A-566 Lougheed Hwy.); Stonehouse Realty (1126 Austin Ave.); Sutton Group-1st West Realty (118-3030 Lincoln Ave.); and Sutton Group West Coast Realty (102-403 North Road).
• The Port Coquitlam locations are: Keller Williams Elite Realty (A123-2099 Lougheed Hwy.); Re/Max Sabre Realty Group (102-2748 Lougheed Hwy.); and Royal LePage West (101-2264 Elgin Ave.).
• Drop-off locations in Port Moody are Royal LePage Sterling (220 Brew St.) and Royal LePage Sterling Axfords (13-201 Morrissey Road).