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Blanket Drive

Since it started 24 years ago, the Blanket Drive has helped more than 345,000 people in our communities stay warm and dry. Last year alone, more than 38,000 people received a blanket, coat, or other donation from the Blanket Drive.

Here’s how you can help

Between November 13 and 20, REALTOR® volunteers will collect warm clothing and blankets across the region. The donations are then distributed to partner charities from the same community where the item was donated.

Please donate the following items for all ages:
• gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags
• warm clothing, coats
• hats, gloves, scarves
• new socks and underwear
• plastic ponchos, bivy sacks

Socks are especially important for the homeless. They’re as good as gold.

Find out why by listening to this item from CBC radio, Sunday Edition: http://bit.ly/2k6t0tF
Drop off your donations at any of these Lower Mainland real estate office locations.

Party for the Planet

Head down to the annual Party for the Planet celebration in Surrey. This is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in BC and it’s free! Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness for the Earth’s natural environment and Surrey has a lot to be inspired by. There will be something “green” for everyone at this event.

There’s also a TON of kid-friendly activities that are also educational! Hit up the enviro-bungee, rock climbing wall, or make arts and crafts while learning about salmon conservation. Science World and the Urban Safari Rescue Society, among many others, will also be on site!

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Clean Sweep week 2017

Celebrate the 20th annual Environmental Extravaganza with a community clean up! Residents, businesses and school groups are invited to participate in Surrey’s Clean Sweep Week by organizing their own park or neighbourhood clean-up event, from April 22 to 29, 2017.

Choose a location in Surrey to clean-up, gather a group of volunteers, and contribute to keeping Surrey clean! Sign up before the deadline on April 2, 2017.

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