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Annual Coats for Kids campaign kicks off

There are 78 drop-off locations across the Lower Mainland, including six in Richmond
The annual HAVAN Coats for Kids campaign

The annual Coats for Kids campaign has kicked off and there are six drop-off locations across Richmond.

Organized and run by the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN), the 27th annual Coats for Kids campaign supports the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus and goes to Dec. 8.

Fifty-nine HAVAN member companies are providing 78 drop-off locations across 14 Metro Vancouver cities, where people can donate new and gently used coats, scarves, gloves, blankets and new unwrapped toys and gifts for children of all ages.

After Dec. 8, the HAVAN member companies will gather to build and present one massive donation to the bureaus at a wrap-up party on Friday, Dec. 9 at Trail Appliances on Sweden Way in Richmond.

The Richmond drop-off locations are:

Area3 Design Studio Inc., 7080 River Road, Unit 217;

Everglade Development Ltd., 5188 Westminster Hwy #113;

Island Glass & Mirror Ltd., 110-11120 Hammersmith Gate;

STOR-X Organizing Systems, 150 11120 Hammersmith Gate;

Trail Appliances Ltd., 3388 Sweden Way;

Kander Design Inc., 3080 Broadway Street.

For all of the drop-off locations across Metro Vancouver, go to