Ladies and Gentlemen,
We're gearing up for our 5th Annual Drive on the Line campaign on November 22/23 this month and our goal is to break our record and collect 10,000 blankets for those in need. Here's a word from Founder, Gregory Ould. Please visit our website and if you feel like volunteering at one of our drop boxes along the Canada Line, we sure could use your help.
November 7, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On November 22nd & 23rd, Blanket BC Society will be launching its fifth annual “Drive on the Line” campaign, taking place along the Canada Line. This is a two-day blanket drive where over 100 volunteers* ranging from individuals to families and company teams, will be collecting donations from the public at 8 stations between Waterfront Station to Richmond Brighouse. Donations accepted are: socks, scarves, mittens, toques, and of course - blankets. All donated items will then 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 this year, Vancouver Island. Last years “Drive” successfully collected over 6200 blankets and over 1,000 articles of clothing. Our goal this year: to collect over 10,000 blankets, as 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
“I could use a blanket, to survive the night” is the phrase that started it all. After giving one blanket to a homeless man 8 years ago, Blanket BC has grown from a father/son project to an organization that has handed out over 100,000 blankets to date! Our mission is to provide “warmth from the heart” all year long, by collecting blankets and warm items for shelter programs and families in need.
For more information and interview requests, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. Help make a warm difference, volunteer today! *Sign up now at http://www.blanketbc.org/volunteer.html
Gregory Ould, Executive Director
Blanket BC Society
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 778-242-9940
Following the enormous success of our previous campaigns to collect blankets and warm clothing along the Canada Line, we're pleased to announce our FOURTH annual "Drive on the Line Campaign" for Friday, November 23 and Saturday November 24, 2012 from 7:30am to 6:00pm. We will be collecting blankets at the following 8 Canada Line Stations:
We will be looking for 144 Volunteers!
Join us on Saturday, September 22 at 10am for a great outdoor family event - where each step can improve the life of someone less fortunate. A suggested donation of $20 is requested - or if you prefer to provide warm blankets, clothing or non-perishables - we will be sure to pass them along to people who are in need. Come and enjoy the great weather we're having and make a difference!
10am - Project Manager Zahra Jumal will do a quick introduction and welcome everybody to our event
10:05 - Founder's Message
10:10 - Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart
10:15 - Deputy Mayor of Port Coquitlam
10:20 - SHARE Director Marilyn Craig - The importance of giving food year round.
10:25 - Last word
10:30 - Ribbon Cutting
We are currently holding a Blanket Drive at Albert McMahon Elementary in Mission. We have a box in the lobby and are asking for donations for our local shelter programs. We welcome donations now till the end
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