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Got extra warm clothes? Coats for Kids drive has 11 Tri-Cities donation spots

Coats, scarves, gloves, blankets and new toys are needed for the annual HAVAN Coats for Kids campaign.
The annual Coats for Kids campaign launched Nov. 6, 2023.

Eleven businesses in the Tri-Cities have their doors open until Dec. 6 to accept clothing and toy donations for a holiday drive.

The Coats for Kids campaign that's organized by Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) launched on Monday, Nov. 6, to help the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas bureaus.

A total of 72 HAVAN member companies have provided 82 drop-off locations across 14 municipalities in Metro Vancouver for the public to donate new and gently used:

  • coats
  • scarves
  • gloves
  • blankets

New unwrapped toys and gifts for children will also be accepted.

"The temperature has dropped, and with fresh snow already on the local mountains, we need to ensure our kids are dressed appropriately for the season ahead,” said HAVAN CEO Ron Rapp in a news release.

Lisa Werring, the executive director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau, said rising inflation is impacting vulnerable and low-income families in the region.

And her organization is bracing for a sharp uptick in requests for help this holiday season.

“In addition to outwear, we very much need new toys for all ages as well as support for our hamper program, which provides families with grocery vouchers for those all-important Christmas meals,” she stated in the release.

“Last year this program provided over 21,000 meals to families in need, a number anticipated to rise to over 22,000 meals this year.”

How you can help

Here’s where you can drop off clothing and toys in the Tri-Cities:


  • Noura Homes (201-3387 David Ave.)
  • Zimal Homes (75-2710 Barnet Hwy.)
  • Bridgestone Financing with Business Surgeon (3102 Whitehorn Crt.)
  • Trail Appliances (2550 Barnet Hwy.)

Port Coquitlam

  • Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd. (2650 Mary Hill Rd.)
  • Vicostone (106-1551 Broadway St.)
  • Stocco Construction (2572 Davies Ave.)
  • Barclay Sales Ltd. (1441 Kebet Way)

Port Moody

  • Green Sheet Construction Data (100 Sycamore Dr.)
  • MNP LLP (601-205 Newport Dr.)
  • andreajae studio (170 Brookside Dr.)