Cyndi Polovina and Tom Osterberg are two of the realtors helping to organize the Mission-area Realtor’s Care Blanket Drive which runs until Nov. 21.

Mission realtors collecting warm winter clothing

The Realtor’s Care Blanket Drive runs from Nov. 14-21 and Mission realtors are helping to collect needed items for local organizations.

The Realtor’s Care Blanket Drive is on now  (Nov. 14-21).

The campaign invites the public to drop off warm clothing, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, gently used blankets and sleeping bags, and new socks and underwear.

The team of Mission Realtors collected approximately 45 bags of warm winter clothing and blankets for Mission charities last year and this year the goal is to bump that up and distribute even more to people who need some support this winter.

This year, organizers are working with five organizations in Mission – Hope Central Ministry, Lydia Home’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program, Mission Community Services Society, Mission Friendship Centre Society, and the Mission Youth (MY) House. All of the groups  do incredible work and organizers are hoping to get them the resources they need.

In particular, they are looking for donations of:

  • Lydia Home – Women’s winter coats and blankets;
  • Hope Central Ministry – Blankets and winter jackets;
  • Mission Community Services – Bedding and blankets in new or like-new condition;
  • Mission Friendship Centre – Blankets and coats;
  • Mission Youth House – Winter jackets, gloves, rain proof coats, sleeping bags, and new socks.

Items can be dropped off at the following Mission locations:

  • HomeLife Glenayre Realty (1-32540 Logan Ave.)
  • Landmark Realty (103-32471 Lougheed Hwy.)
  • RE/MAX Little Oak Realty (33119 First Ave.)
  • Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty (33174 First Ave.)