Alfred Anderson and Michelle Perreault pose with some of the bags of donated items collected during this year's Realtors Care Blanket Drive.

Warm response to blanket drive

An annual week-long effort to collect warm clothes and blankets on the Semiahmoo Peninsula received an 'incredible' response.

An annual week-long effort to collect warm clothes and blankets on the Semiahmoo Peninsula received an “incredible” response.

Organizers of the Realtors Care Blanket Drive say enough items to fill 357 bags were dropped off to real-estate offices in White Rock and South Surrey between Nov. 16 and 23. The total surpassed that collected last year by more than 100 bags.

Across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, more than 1,000 bags of items – less than in previous years, but of better quality – were collected at 35 real-estate offices, sorted by 47 volunteers and delivered to 22 charities.

All of the items remain in the communities they are collected in.

Donations received locally were distributed to Atira Women’s Resource Society, Sources Food Bank Resource Centre and Sources Women’s Place.

 

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