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
It is my pleasure to announce that effective August 1st, Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar has teamed up with Blanket BC Society as part of their Community Pint Program. The "Have a Pint of OJ's Light and support" program will be on every table at the Cambie St. in Vancouver and Trethewey St. in Abbotsford and No. 5 Road in Richmond locations. .50 cents from every Light Pint will be donated to Blanket BC Society;
Blanket BC's Drive on the Line 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010 was a very special time in the hearts of so many that came from all walks of life to do one simple thing; give warmth. On this day, the 40+ volunteers along with our board members, came out in force to help collect nearly 4000 blankets our the cities' homeless and for families in need. The smiles generated came from people collecting the blankets and from those giving them. Knowing that a blanket can save a life and change a life, gives all of us warmth from the heart. On behalf of our Directors Karin Sidhu, Amy Montague, Christina Szokendi, Martha Ould, Lee Cockrill and Hon. Director Benjamin Ould; Thank-you!
Blanket BC is proud to say that the 1st “Drive on the Line” blanket blitz was a huge success with bringing in over 2600 blankets! We wish to thank all those amazing hard working volunteers, Protrans BC and their wonderful staff of Canada Line Attendants. We also want to thank our sponsors and good friends at Williams Moving & Storage, Maple Leaf Storage and The Great Little Box Company.
All donations were separated and given to shelters that night. Union Gospel Mission and The Lookout took in the majority of the blankets. The need is still great.
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