Media Release: Coats for Kids Challenge HAVAN Members to Raise $25K

HAVAN Zips Up Coats for Kids Campaign with Challenge to Raise $25K for 25 Years


VANCOUVER, BC: The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) is launching the 25th annual Coats for Kids campaign on Thursday, November 12, 2020, in support of the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus, two groups whose many initiatives help to provide a warmer winter and brighter holiday season for families in need.


To celebrate 25 years, in addition to collecting Coats for Kids, HAVAN is holding a $25 for 25 Years Fundraising Campaign, with the goal of reaching $25,000.00!


It is estimated over the past 25 years, members have gathered 75,000+ coats for kids and teenagers, along with new toys and cash donations. Today, 25 years on, HAVAN typically would see 60+ members sign up to offer over 70 drop off locations across the Lower Mainland, to collect 6,000+ coats this year.


However, with Covid-19, Coats for Kids is facing some challenges. With so many people working from home, access to drop off locations is significantly down. Speaking with Lower Mainland executive director Chris Bayliss, he said, ‘the bureaus will be accepting coats, asking that items are cleaned and pre-bagged, however cash donations are highly encouraged as a means to circumvent Covid-19 regulations surrounding used items.’


Here at the Homebuilders Association, we know the power of community. Collectively, the task at hand is easier when we join together. $25,000 is a significant goal, but when you break it down to $25, suddenly the goal becomes a lot closer.


From now until December 12th new or gently used winter jackets, hoodies, scarves, and mittens can be dropped off at a location near you. Locations are listed below and at Charitable cash donation (tax receipts to be provided by the bureaus) can also be made online.


$25 for 25 years to raise $25,000 is on now! Join us and help zip up this challenge by December 12th.



Company NameDrop-off Location AddressHours  of


Mon – Fri

Hours of Operation – SatHours of Operation – Sun
Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.2229 Beta Avenue6:30am – 5:00pm8:00am – 4:00pmClosed
Boffo Developments Ltd.200 – 4580 Hastings Street8:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies2580 Gilmore Avenue6:30am – 5:00pm7:00am – 4:00pmClosed
PD Moore Homes Inc.#104, 8288 North Fraser Way9:00am – 4:30pmClosedClosed
TQ Construction Ltd.106-8988 Fraserton Court9:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Trail Appliances Ltd.2550 Barnet Hwy9:00am – 5:30pm (Fri. 9-8)9:00am -5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
Best Builders Ltd.#103 5461 12 Avenue9:00am – 4:00pmClosedClosed
Pacific Rim Cabinets Ltd.640 Belgrave Way, Annacis Island Business Park8:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Trail Appliances Ltd.#10 – 820 Cliveden Place (Annacis Island)9:00am – 6:00pm (Fri. 9-8)9:00am-5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
Centra Construction Group20216 – 98 Avenue8:30am – 5:00pm10:00am – 2:00pmClosed
Country Lumber Ltd.22538 Fraser Hwy6:00am -5.30pm8:00am -4.30pmClosed
Trail Appliances Ltd.200-19888 Langley Bypass9:00am – 5:30pm (Fri. 9-8)9:00am-5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
Elkhorn Construction Ltd.27327 – 33A Avenue8:00am – 4:00pmClosedClosed
Benchmark Homes Ltd.#204, 6360 – 202 Street8:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Country Lumber Ltd.22538 Fraser Highway6:00am – 5:00pm8:00am – 4:00pmClosed
Falcon Homes Ltd.#106 – 11893 227th Street12:00pm – 5:00pm

closed Fri

Rembrandt Renovations Ltd.222 Churchill Avenue8:00am – 6:00pm8:00am – 6:00pmClosed
Lower Coast Building Group4755 Hoskins Road8:00am – 4:00pmClosedClosed
Ethical Flooring Ltd.#110, 2270 Dollarton Highway10:00am – 5:00pm10:00am-5:00pmClosed
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc.106-173 Forester Street8:30am – 4:30pmClosedClosed
Capilano Builders Ltd.#3-1433 Rupert Street8:30am – 4:30pmClosedClosed
Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd.2650 Mary Hill Road6:30am – 5:30pm8:30am – 4:30pm9:00am-4:00pm
Preston Mobility Inc.#128 13071 Vanier Place8:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
STOR-X Organizing Systems150 11120 Hammersmith Gate8:30am – 4:30pmClosedClosed
Trail Appliances Ltd.3388 Sweden Way9:00am – 6:00pm (Fri. 9-8)9:00am-5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
Northwest Design & Drafting8835 – 164 Street9:00am – 4:00pm9:00am – 4:00pmClosed
MPB Construction#62, 15515 – 24 Avenue8:00 am – 4:30pmClosedClosed
Duradek8828 129 Street8:00am – 4:00pmClosedClosed
I-XL Building Products Ltd.19033, 54th Avenue #1057:00am – 4:00pm8:00am- 12:00pmClosed
My House Design/Build Team Ltd.15356 Fraser Hwy9:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Stor-More Closet & Blinds Ltd.111-19231 54 Avenue8:00am – 4:30pm9:00am – 1:00pmClosed
Surrey Digital (2009) Ltd.110 7808 132 Street7:30am – 5:30pmClosedClosed
Trail Appliances Ltd.6750 King George Hwy9:00am – 5:30pm (Fri. 9-8)9:00am-5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
My House Design/Build Team Ltd.15356 Fraser Highway8:30am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.3 – 116 West 8th Avenue10:00am – 4:00pmClosedClosed
Euro-Line Appliances West Inc.#101, 1014 Homer StreetTues – Thurs 10:00am – :00pm



maison d’etre design-build inc.111 West 5th Avenue9:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Trail Appliances Ltd.459 West 2nd Avenue9:00am – 6:00pm (Fri. 9am – 8pm)9:00am-5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
Trail Appliances Ltd.2876 Rupert Street9:00am-6:00pm (Fri. 9am – 8pm)9:00am-5:00pm11:00am-5:00pm
Capital Home Energy Inc.#250, 1778 West 2 Avenue9:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed
Etheridge Home Renovation Ltd.1205 Nanaimo Street9:00am – 5:00pmClosedClosed


Surrey Christmas Bureau / Toy Depot

13853 – 104 Avenue, Surrey

Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday closed.

Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau
1870 Pandora St, Vancouver
Open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4:30pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dawn Sondergaard — 778-373-9783; CELL 604-710-4431

HAVAN, the Homebuilders Association Vancouver, is over eleven hundred members strong. Recognized as leaders in the homebuilding industry since 1974, our members include builders, developers, renovators, designers, suppliers, sub-trades and leading professionals. We are an association of knowledgeable, trusted, resourceful and local professionals who build over 65% of Metro Vancouver’s homes.

HAVAN provides both industry and consumer education, and actively liaises with local municipal governments with the focus of meeting Metro Vancouver’s housing needs.  A not-for-profit association, HAVAN is proudly affiliated with both the provincial CHBA BC, and national CHBA offices.

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