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 www.havan.ca/coatsforkids. 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.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
|Company Name||Drop-off Location Address||Hours of|
Mon – Fri
|Hours of Operation – Sat||Hours of Operation – Sun|
|Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.||2229 Beta Avenue||6:30am – 5:00pm||8:00am – 4:00pm||Closed|
|Boffo Developments Ltd.||200 – 4580 Hastings Street||8:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies||2580 Gilmore Avenue||6:30am – 5:00pm||7:00am – 4:00pm||Closed|
|PD Moore Homes Inc.||#104, 8288 North Fraser Way||9:00am – 4:30pm||Closed||Closed|
|TQ Construction Ltd.||106-8988 Fraserton Court||9:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||2550 Barnet Hwy||9:00am – 5:30pm (Fri. 9-8)||9:00am -5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|Best Builders Ltd.||#103 5461 12 Avenue||9:00am – 4:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Pacific Rim Cabinets Ltd.||640 Belgrave Way, Annacis Island Business Park||8:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||#10 – 820 Cliveden Place (Annacis Island)||9:00am – 6:00pm (Fri. 9-8)||9:00am-5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|Centra Construction Group||20216 – 98 Avenue||8:30am – 5:00pm||10:00am – 2:00pm||Closed|
|Country Lumber Ltd.||22538 Fraser Hwy||6:00am -5.30pm||8:00am -4.30pm||Closed|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||200-19888 Langley Bypass||9:00am – 5:30pm (Fri. 9-8)||9:00am-5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|Elkhorn Construction Ltd.||27327 – 33A Avenue||8:00am – 4:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Benchmark Homes Ltd.||#204, 6360 – 202 Street||8:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Country Lumber Ltd.||22538 Fraser Highway||6:00am – 5:00pm||8:00am – 4:00pm||Closed|
|Falcon Homes Ltd.||#106 – 11893 227th Street||12:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Rembrandt Renovations Ltd.||222 Churchill Avenue||8:00am – 6:00pm||8:00am – 6:00pm||Closed|
|Lower Coast Building Group||4755 Hoskins Road||8:00am – 4:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Ethical Flooring Ltd.||#110, 2270 Dollarton Highway||10:00am – 5:00pm||10:00am-5:00pm||Closed|
|Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc.||106-173 Forester Street||8:30am – 4:30pm||Closed||Closed|
|Capilano Builders Ltd.||#3-1433 Rupert Street||8:30am – 4:30pm||Closed||Closed|
|Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd.||2650 Mary Hill Road||6:30am – 5:30pm||8:30am – 4:30pm||9:00am-4:00pm|
|Preston Mobility Inc.||#128 13071 Vanier Place||8:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|STOR-X Organizing Systems||150 11120 Hammersmith Gate||8:30am – 4:30pm||Closed||Closed|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||3388 Sweden Way||9:00am – 6:00pm (Fri. 9-8)||9:00am-5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|Northwest Design & Drafting||8835 – 164 Street||9:00am – 4:00pm||9:00am – 4:00pm||Closed|
|MPB Construction||#62, 15515 – 24 Avenue||8:00 am – 4:30pm||Closed||Closed|
|Duradek||8828 129 Street||8:00am – 4:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|I-XL Building Products Ltd.||19033, 54th Avenue #105||7:00am – 4:00pm||8:00am- 12:00pm||Closed|
|My House Design/Build Team Ltd.||15356 Fraser Hwy||9:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Stor-More Closet & Blinds Ltd.||111-19231 54 Avenue||8:00am – 4:30pm||9:00am – 1:00pm||Closed|
|Surrey Digital (2009) Ltd.||110 7808 132 Street||7:30am – 5:30pm||Closed||Closed|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||6750 King George Hwy||9:00am – 5:30pm (Fri. 9-8)||9:00am-5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|My House Design/Build Team Ltd.||15356 Fraser Highway||8:30am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.||3 – 116 West 8th Avenue||10:00am – 4:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Euro-Line Appliances West Inc.||#101, 1014 Homer Street||Tues – Thurs 10:00am – :00pm|
|maison d’etre design-build inc.||111 West 5th Avenue||9:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||459 West 2nd Avenue||9:00am – 6:00pm (Fri. 9am – 8pm)||9:00am-5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|Trail Appliances Ltd.||2876 Rupert Street||9:00am-6:00pm (Fri. 9am – 8pm)||9:00am-5:00pm||11:00am-5:00pm|
|Capital Home Energy Inc.||#250, 1778 West 2 Avenue||9:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
|Etheridge Home Renovation Ltd.||1205 Nanaimo Street||9:00am – 5:00pm||Closed||Closed|
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.