Blanket BC's 6th Annual "Drive on the Line" Campaign

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By 24 Hours Promo

One November 21 & 22, Blanket BC Society will be launching its sixth annual "Drive on the Line" campaign, taking place along the Canada Line. This is a two-day drive where over 150 volunteers ranging from individuals to families to corporate teams, will be collecting donations from passengers and public alike at 8 stations: Waterfront, Yaletown Roundhouse, Vancouver City Centre, Broadway City Hall, Oakridge 41st, Bridgeport, Lansdowne & Richmond Brighouse.

Donations accepted are: socks, scarves, mittens, toques, and of course - blankets. All donated items will be divided up and distributed to shelter programs and organizations that work directly with society's most impoverished individuals and families throughout Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. Last year's "Drive" successfully collected over 8,000 blankets and over 2,000 articles of clothing. The goal this year is 10,000 blankets; a number that represents the approximate amount of people homeless in British Columbia. The need is overwhelming this time of year. This winter is predicted to be one of the harshest and coldest in decades. Please help today!

About Blanket BC Society

"I could use a blanket, to survive the night" is the phrase that started it all. After giving one blanket to a homeless man 9 years ago, Blanket BC has grown from a father/son project to an organization that has handed out over 160,000 blankets to date! Their mission is to provide "warmth from the heart" all year long, by collecting blankets and warm clothing for shelter programs and families in need. We will also donate a portion of blankets to the BC SPCA for our furry friends too!

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