The Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) has kicked off its 24th annual Coats for Kids campaign with seven drop-off locations in the Tri-Cities.
HAVAN is looking for used coats, scarves, gloves, blankets and new unwrapped toys and gifts for children of all ages. The plan is to put all of the donations — the goal is to have 10,000 items — from the 72 drop-off locations throughout the region in one big pile for a gigantic donation to the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas bureaus at an activity-filled event at Trail Appliances in Richmond (3388 Sweden Way) on Dec. 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• The Coquitlam drop-off locations are DOS Design (110A-81 Golden Dr., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m), Morningstar Homes (946 Brunette Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Dulux Paints (2-75 Blue Mountain St., weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and Trail Appliances (2550 Barnet Hwy., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
• They are also being collected at Poco Building Supplies (2650 Mary Hill Rd., weekdays, 6:30 .m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Nickel Bros. House Moving (1528 Broadway St., Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m).
• And in Port Moody, you can drop off at Green Sheet Construction (100 Sycamore Dr., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.