Volunteers Cyndi Polovina and Tom Osterberg distribute warm clothing and blankets collected from the annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive to non-profit organizations in Mission.

Mission realtors keep community warm

Annual blanket drive benefits numerous local charities

Local realtors in Mission and Abbotsford collected 170 bags of blankets and clothing during the annual Blanket Drive to help those in need.

The items will be distributed to charities in the Mission and Abbotsford regions, including Lydia Home, Hope Central Ministries, Mission Community Services Society, and the Mission Friendship Centre.

“For many of our clients, their only source of warmth is a blanket and winter clothing provided by the blanket drive,” said Carrie Prentice, the ministry coordinator for Hope Central.

“We were very touched when two realtors returned after dropping off donations to bring us literally bags of socks. Something as simple as a clean, new pair of socks can really make a big difference to someone’s quality of life.”

The Realtors Care Blanket Drive was established in 1994 and has assisted more than 250,000 people in the Lower Mainland. The drive is a partnership between the realtors of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board, and their communities.

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