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
Blanket BC has been nominated for the "Community Builder Award" from the Mission Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award will be presented at the 2013 Business Excellence Awards Gala on June 8th. The TOP THREE will be able to go to the awards where they will announce the eventual winner. There are two stages to "win" this award:
The first stage is you MUST VOTE ON-LINE! Please click the link to the on-line voting site. http://missionchamber.bc.ca/ ...you may refresh your page and vote as many times as you wish!
Voting ends May 17th, so lets role out a campaign to WIN this prestigious award for all of our BLANKETEERS that have helped our communities!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Also, please "Spread the Word" to others who you think would help support Blanket BC Society.
Thank you for your continued support!
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