Coats for Kids returns to New Westminster

Movers & Shakers

Rembrandt Renovations is proud to once again be the drop-off point for the Coats for Kids program in New Westminster.

For the past three years, the family-owned business has collected donations as part of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver’s annual charity drive. Donations of new and gently-used child- and youth-sized coats and outerwear, as well as new unwrapped toys are being collect for the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus. 

“My husband, Jerome, and I have young kids, and most of our employees have young families too, so Coats for Kids really resonates with us,” said Carly Mens of Rembrandt Renovations.  “Coats for Kids is a great opportunity to engage kids, friends, and neighbours in the act of giving each year. I love that! While Rembrandt Renovations has been fortunate to have continued work in 2020, many families have been struggling. I hope that we can help add coziness, comfort, and cheer into people's homes this winter.”

Coats for Kids Rembrandt Renovations
Donations are now being accepted in New West for the Coats for Kids campaign. - Contributed

Rembrandt Renovations has placed a collection box outside 222 Churchill Ave. and is accepting donations until Dec. 10.

More information about the local business is found at

The Homebuilders Association of Vancouver’s 25th annual Coats for Kids campaign runs until Dec. 11. In addition to donations of outerwear and toys, it has invited its members to make cash donations to its $25 for 25 Years fundraising campaign.

“Based on HAVAN’s membership, if every member donates $25, our collective community effort can reach $25,000,” said a notice on the association’s website. “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.”

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