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 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

closed Fri

12:00pm-5:00pm 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



10:00am-4:00pm Closed
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.

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