Never in the five year history of Blanket BC's "Drive on the Line" campaign has a turnout of volunteers, donations have been so overwhelming. We are still in the midst of counting all the donations up as well, collecting blankets from companies that put on their own organized drives. Even the response from local and national media has been truly amazing. I can tell you this, we have already counted well over 8000 blankets, and nearly 2000 articles of clothing. THAT, and with the help of two amazing Blanketeers, Ambrea (our Volunteer Coordinator) & Katherine (Lead), we have already handed out over 3000 blankets to local shelters. These two ladies really helped with the organization of our Drive, and we couldn't have done it without them! Thank you so much Ambrea & Katherine!
To top off our outpouring of warmth, we can't say enough about the 150+ strong Blanketeers that helped make our Drive on the Line a complete success! The energy from these beautiful men, women and children could provide wamth to a nation! Thank you so much!!!! I'll be writing about our Blanketeers on my next blog.
More to come soon...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLANKET BC SOCIETY IS RAISING FUNDS WITH LATIN, FUNK AND SOUL ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT THE JUNCTION PUB ON DAVIE STREET WITH TOP-NOTCH ENTERTAINMENT!
Blanket BC Society is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, November 24th - the night prior to 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.
Blanket BC Society is spicing things up at the Junction Pub on Davie Street in Vancouver by selling tickets online at www.blanketbc.org for $25 which includes a free cocktail, door prizes, 50/50 draw, a live and silent auction with great prizes as well as a fabulous line up of world-class entertainment:
Soulful Tonye Aganaba - www.tonyeaganaba.com
Latin Funk Dance interactive dance lesson with Gustavo Ferman - www.latinfunkdance.com
Belly Dancing by Lana and the Sahara Dancers - www.lanadance.com
Special Guest Performance and photo-by-donation withVancouver’s very own "GEORGE MICHAEL" who will also be auctioned off to a lucky fan for a date!
Junction Pub is also offering a featured menu item for the event: Mini rack of pork ribs with fries and a Rocky Pilsner for $11. Prizes and auction items are rolling in thanks to Blanket BC Society Creative Director, Christina Szokendi who has developed a great network of clients through her marketing communications studio, Pivotal Concepts including donations from spas, restaurants, hotels, business consultants, boutiques, gyms, Vancouver Salsa conference tickets, personal trainers, wellness centres, and hair, tanning and nail salons to name a few.
Donations will be divided up and distributed the following 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. Key partners and sponsors are providing transportation, storage, blanket cleaning and printing services on a regular basis.
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.
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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