Why did you start collecting blankets for the homeless?
While walking out of a movie theatre in downtown Vancouver on a chilly October night back in 2005, Gregory noticed a man lying in an alcove at the side of a building. Always so curious, Greg went up to the man and asked him if there was anything that he could do to help him out. Thinking he would ask for food, drink, cigarettes or coffee, Gregory wasn’t prepared for what the man replied. “I could use a blanket… to survive the night.” Blown away by those words, Greg went out and brought back a blanket to that man in need. That act of that one offer has now continued and blossomed, from what was once a family endeavor to a Non-Profit Society which contributes to over 35 organizations in the Lower Mainland along with many other Churches and cold winter weather shelters that open their space to the homeless and families in need of help.
Can I volunteer with Blanket BC?
Absolutely! For more information, please sign up at our Volunteer Page.
What's the contact number and email for Blanket BC?
Easy! Our phone number is 778-242-9940. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben is so young, how did he get involved at such a young age?
Ben will be turning 9 years old in December, and from early on has always loved to help others. His mother and father (Jennifer and Gregory) always knew he was a caring and giving child as he gave up his own special toys to children at his first daycare. His daycare provider spoke of many amazing stories of how he would even give up his most prized stuffed animal for a girl new to the daycare and who cried for so long before Ben passed along his stuffed dog. The little girl stopped crying and became close to Ben. His sister Emma is named after after that little girl.
How many blankets can I give?
As long as the blankets and articles of clothes are clean, as many as you wish. Remember to keep a few for yourself!
How do I donate?
During the winter months, Blanket BC will be holding large organized drives where you can drop off your donations. Between the drives, we can always arrange to pick up your thoughtful donations. To arrange a pick up, please email email@example.com. Thank-you!
Can I donate money instead of blankets?
YES! Although we are not able to give you a tax reciept (at this time), Blanket BC is set up to accept your generous monitary donations via PayPal which is located on our Donate Page. We are also accepting very appreciated donations of articles of clothing like scarves, gloves, warm hats, mittens, socks, pillowcases and of course blankets. Currently we are looking for space for our donation boxes. If you wish to assist in our endeavors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-242-9940.
Blanket BC Society's Non Profit Certificate: #S57485