Coats for Kids campaign kicks off

Four Coquitlam locations, two in Port Coquitlam and one in Port Moody to drop off warm stuff

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.

Coats for Kids• 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.
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