Coats For Kids

Event date: November 30, 2018
Showtime: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Caesarstone Canada, 5555 Trapp Avenue Burnaby BC

The  23rd Annual Coats For Kids

November 1 – 30, 2018

“Warming Hearts Since 1995”


The Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) has launched its 23rd annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas and Surrey Christmas Bureaus; two groups whose many initiatives help to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need.

The Coats for Kids donation campaign runs from Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 30, with 54 GVHBA member companies providing 64 drop off locations, across 16 communities for people to donate new and gently used coats, scarves, gloves, blankets and new unwrapped toys and gifts for children of all ages.

Speaking with the Christmas Bureaus, the greatest need is coats and jackets for tweens and teens – ages 12 to 18 years old. Remember, even though some teens fit adult sizing, the coats need to appeal their age group (hoodies are always popular). Buying new items for donations is also an option, along with donating scarves, hats, gloves, and new unwrapped toys (hockey sticks, soccer and basketballs, and art supplies are always a hit).




Just like in Whoville, when every single Who directs a large amount of sound at a single point – mountains can be moved! 


To help amplify this great initiative, everyone will gather for the GVHBA’s Wrap-Up Party to present ONE GIGANTIC heartwarming donation to the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus on November 30 at Santa’s Workshop (aka Caesarstone Canada, 5555 Trapp Avenue, Burnaby) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the GVHBA’s WRAP-UP PARTY.

Featuring the Partita Choir, Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs singing by the Insul-Twin Christmas Tree, festivities include warm eats and sweet treats by Forge Properties, plus a Gingerbread Man Decoration Station by TQ Construction in partnership with Snow Cap; Customizable Hot Chocolate Bar sponsored by Designs by Katerina & Silvie, and Photos with Santa compliments of Wesgroup Equipment, with the Grinch and Max warming hearts too, compliments of Norburn Lighting.


Wrap Up Party: Complimentary Event. Please Register in Advance

Date: Friday, November 30

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Location: Caesarstone Canada, 5555 Trapp Street, Burnaby


Participating Drop-Off Locations:


Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc. #230 – 4388 Still Creek Drive: M-F 9:30am – 4:00pm
Ames Tile & Stone Ltd. 2229 Beta Avenue. Burnaby, BC. M-F: 6:30am – 5pm. Saturday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Blue Ocean Construction Inc. #230 – 4388 Still Creek Drive: M-F 9:30am – 4:30pm
Boffo Developments Ltd. 4580 Hastings Street: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
Caesarstone – #109, 5555 Trapp Avenue.: M-F 8am – 4:00pm
Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 2580 Gilmore Avenue: M-F 6:30am – 5:00pm, Sat 7:00am – 4:00pm
Licensing & Consumer Services Branch of BC Housing 203 – 4555 Kingsway: M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm
Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre 4600 East Hastings Street: M-F 8am – 5:30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm
TQ Construction 106-8988 Fraserton Ct, Burnaby, BC V5J 5H8. M-F 9am-5pm
WireChief Electric Ltd. 201-3701 Hastings St. Burnaby, M-F 8am – 6pm


Capital Home Energy Inc. 250 1778 West 2nd Ave: M-F 8:30am – 5pm
daltile Canada, 2770 Bentall Street: M-F 7:30am – 4:30pm
Kerr Construction – 1676 W 75th Avenue: M-F 8:30am – 5pm
Maison d’etre design-build inc. 111 West 5th Ave: M-F 9am – 5pm
Mr. Build 9129 Shaughnessy Street: M-F 7am – 5pm

Saint Construction Management Ltd. 208 – 2323 Boundary Rd: M-F 8am – 4pm

Trail Appliances Ltd. 2876 Rupert Street: M-Th 9am – 6pm, Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
Wolrige Mahon Collins Barrow LLP 900-400 Burrard Street: M-F 8:30am – 5pm
Townline Homes Suite 1212 – 450 SW Marine Drive: M-F 8:30am – 5pm
Designs by Katerina and Sylvie – #108 8828 Heather Street, call first
Marino General Contracting Ltd. – 1537 W75th Avenue. M-F 8am-4:30pm


Afdon Contracting Ltd. 600-1055 West 14th Street: M-F 9am – 5pm
Blackfish Homes Ltd. 107-1305 Welch Street: M-F 8:30am – 4pm
Capilano Builders Ltd. 3-1433 Rupert St.: M-F 8am – 4pm
Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 160 Hanes Avenue: M-F 6:30am – 5pm, Sat 7am – 4pm
G.D. Nielsen Homes 129 – 1305 Welch Street: M-F 10am – 5pm
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. 173 Forester Street, Suite 106: M-F 9am – 4:30pm


Enzo Design Build Inc. 1578 Marine Drive: M-F 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 3pm


Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd. 100 Sycamore Drive: M-F 9am – 5pm
Marcroft Homes Ltd. 212- 3190 St Johns Street: M – Th 9am – 4pm


Insul-Twin Systems Ltd. 1 – 1973 McLean Avenue: M-F 9am – 5pm
Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd. 2650 Mary Hill Rd: M-F 6:30am – 5:30pm, Sa 8am – 4:30pm, Su 9am – 4pm


Morningstar Homes Ltd. 946 Brunette Avenue, 2nd Floor: M-F 8am – 4pm
Penfolds Roofing 2230 Hartley Ave: M – F 9am – 4pm, Sat 9:30am – 12pm
Trail Appliances Ltd. 2550 Barnet Hwy M-Th 9am – 5:30pm, Fr 9am – 8pm, Sa 9am – 5pm, Su 11am – 5pm


Falcon Homes- 22625 Selkirk Avenue: M-F 12pm – 5pm, Sat & Sun 12pm – 5pm


Infinity Properties Ltd. #205 6360 202 Street (above Sylvan Learning): M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm

Infinity Properties. Unit 204. 6360 202nd Street. M-F: 9am-5pm
Trail Appliances Ltd. 200-19888 Langley Bypass: M-Th 9am – 5:30pm, Fr 9am – 8pm, Su 9am – 5pm, Su 11am – 5pm

Centra Construction Group – 20178 – 98th Ave: M-F 8:30AM – 5PM

Country Lumber Ltd. 22538 Fraser Highway: M-F 6am – 5:30pm, Sat 8am – 4pm


Westerra Equipment 31260 South Fraser Way: M-F 8am – 4:30pm

Trail Appliances Ltd. 32210 S Fraser Way M-Th 9am – 5:30pm, Fr 9am – 8pm, Su 9am – 5pm, Su 11am – 5pm


Kemp Construction Management Ltd. & Sarah Gallop Design #11 – 1835 56 Street: M-Th 8am – 5:pm, Fr 8am – 12pm


Zenterra Developments Unit 30 2411 160 Street Surrey: M-Su: 12pm-5pm.
Williams Machinery 10240 Grace Road: M-F 8am – 4:30pm
Miracon Development Inc. #200-17650 66A Ave: M-F 8am – 4pm
Miracon Development Inc. 16727 17A Ave: M-Th 12pm – 5pm, Sa 12pm – 5pm, Su 12pm – 5pm
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. 15356 Fraser Hwy: M-F 8am – 4:30pm
Starline Windows Ltd. 19091 36 Avenue: M-F 7am – 5pm
Stor-More Closets & Blinds Ltd.  111-19231 54 Ave. M-F. 8am-5pm. Saturday: 10am-2pm.
Team SM 209-8078 128 Street: M-F 2pm – 4pm
TileTown 101 – 6592, 176 Street: M-F 9am – 5:30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm
Trail Appliances Ltd. 6750 King George Hwy, M-T 9am – 5:30pm, Fr 9am – 8pm, Sa 9am – 5pm, Su 11am – 5pm
Infinity Properties. “The Links” Presentation Centre. 7979 152 Street. Noon-5pm (Closed Fridays, Open on Weekends)
Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 12433 80th Avenue: M-F 6:30am – 5:00pm, Sat 7:00am – 4:00pm
Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 19950 92 Avenue: M-F 7am – 4pm
Duradek – 8828 129 Street: M-F 9am – 4pm
Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association #1003 7495 132st: M-F 8:30am – 4pm


Rembrandt Renovations Ltd. – 222 Churchill Ave, New Westminster: M-F 9am – 5pm


Preston Mobility Inc. #128 13071 Vanier Place: M-F 8am – 5pm
TileTown 120 – 12591 Bridgeport Road: M-F 9am- 5:30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm
Trail Appliances Ltd. 3388 Sweden Way:  M-T 9am – 5:30pm, Fr 9am – 8pm, Sa 9am – 5pm, Su 11am – 5pm
STOR-X Organizing Systems. #150-11120 Hammersmith Gate. M-F: 8am-4:30pm


Best Builders Ltd. #103 5461 12 Avenue: M-F 9am – 4pm
Taymor Industries Ltd. 1655 Derwent Way: M-F 8am – 4:30pm


Benchmark Homes Showroom. 39289 Falcon Crescent. Squamish, BC. Sa & Su: 1pm-5pm.

MEDIA CONTACT: BOB de WIT, GVHBA CEO — OFFICE 778-565-4288; CELL 604-916-3434

Who Should Attend

  • Santa, Claus Enterprises, North Pole

    Founder and CEO of Clause Enterprises(CE), an altruistic group dedicated to the mission of helping to make children’s lives a little brighter, Claus works to collaborate with many elves and helping hands each year, managing over 1 billion toys, and writing more than 300,000,000 letters in under six weeks. (CE is rumoured to be in discussions with LinkedIn and Facebook.) Never one to turn down an a challenge, Claus has won several awards including Chimney Maneuvering, Reindeer Fleet Control, Air Traffic Control, and Time Zone adaptation (drug free.)

  • Partita Choir, Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs

    Grades 3 – 7 Youth Choir, with Conductor Catherine Campolin, and pianist Elinor Chambers