BLANKET BC SOCIETY LAUNCHES 3rd ANNUAL “DRIVE ON THE LINE” CAMPAIGN TO KEEP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE WARM THIS WINTER!
Blanket BC Society is launching into it’s 3rd Annual “Drive on the Line” campaign which will take place on Friday, Nov. 25 & Saturday, Nov. 26 from 8am to 5pm along the Canada Line in partnership with PROTRANS BC, the operators of the train line. This is a two-day blanket drive where over one hundred volunteers will be collecting warming donations from the public; socks, scarves, mittens, toques and of course, blankets.
Donations will be divided up and distributed within that week to individuals and charitable organizations such as Covenant House, SHARE Society, Mission Community Services, Union Gospel Mission and Lookout Aid Society who work with the homeless and poverty stricken families, all of which depend on the public for support.
Blanket BC Society aims to collect/distribute over 12,000 blankets directly from this blanket drive alone. British Columbia is preparing for one of the worst winters, and as it is our mission, want to prevent people from dying on our streets and help them survive another bitter cold season.
Gregory Ould is the Founder and Executive Director of the Blanket BC Society. He started collecting blankets together with his son Benjamin six years ago. Today, Benjamin is 8 and is joined by his sister Emma who is 4 and the Ould Family is actively involved in what is now a successfully incorporated Society with a talented group of Volunteer Directors. They, along with generous sponsors and community support, have now helped raise awareness and distributed over 50,000 blankets to date and are an invaluable service to the community. Their mission is to provide “warmth from the heart” by collecting blankets and warm items for those less fortunate during the winter months. Last year the Drive successfully generated over 6000 blankets and this year the goal is 12,000!
For information on becoming a volunteer, to make a donation or to sponsor Blanket BC in any way you can, please do not hesitate to contact them.
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