Coats For Kids
The 23rd Annual Coats For Kids
November 1 – 30, 2018
“Warming Hearts Since 1995”
The Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) ran its 23rd annual Coats for Kids campaign from November 1 – 30 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.
Friday November 30, 2018, GVHBA members gathered at the GVHBA’s Christmas Wrap- Up Party to amplify the spirit of giving. The response this year was truly heartwarming with Metro Vancouver residents donating more than 6,000 items to 54 GVHBA member companies, who opened 67 drop-off locations in 16 municipalities across Metro Vancouver.
To help amplify this great initiative, everyone gathered for the GVHBA’s Wrap-Up Party to present ONE GIGANTIC heartwarming donation to the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus.
Wrapping up this year’s campaign, the Grinch, Cindy Loo Who and Max joined in the festivities to present a collective cash donation on behalf of GVHBA members totaling $9700.00. Major donors included the GVHBA’s Renovation Council ($2,300), Centra Cares Foundation by Centra Construction Group ($2,500) and Park Ridge Homes ($2000).
Featuring the Partita Choir, Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs singing by the Insul-Twin Christmas Tree, festivities included warm eats and sweet treats compliments of Forge Properties, a Gingerbread Man Decoration Station by TQ Construction in partnership with Snow Cap, complete with the Gingerbread man himself!; Customizable Hot Chocolate Bar sponsored by Designs by Katerina & Silvie, Hot Coffee by Starbucks (Queensborough location) and Photos with Santa compliments of Wesgroup Equipment, with the Grinch and Max warming hearts too, compliments of Norburn Lighting.
Thank you to participating members. As of November 30, noon, please direct additional donations directly to the Christmas Bureaus.
Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau 3rd floor, 1870 Pandora Street, Vancouver, open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please ensure you email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.253.7191 to arrange a confirmed drop-off time prior to delivery.
Surrey Christmas Bureau 10240 City Parkway, Surrey (where the old Stardust rink used to be!) open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please ensure you email email@example.com or call 604.581.9623 to arrange a confirmed drop-off time prior to delivery.
Thank-you to all our participating members who opened their doors as drop-off locations:
2018 participating Drop-Off Locations were:
BURNABY: Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc., Ames Tile & Stone Ltd., Blue Ocean Construction Inc., Boffo Developments Ltd., Caesarstone Canada, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, Licensing & Consumer Services Branch of BC Housing, Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre, TQ Construction, WireChief Electric Ltd.
VANCOUVER: Capital Home Energy Inc.; daltile Canada, Kerr Construction, Maison d’etre design-build inc., Mr. Build, Saint Construction Management Ltd., Trail Appliances Ltd., Wolrige Mahon Collins Barrow LLP, Townline Homes, Designs by Katerina and Sylvie, Marino General Contracting Ltd.
NORTH VANCOUVER: Afdon Contracting Ltd., Blackfish Homes Ltd., Capilano Builders Ltd., Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, G.D. Nielsen Homes, Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc.
WEST VANCOUVER: Enzo Design Build Inc.
PORT MOODY: Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd., Marcroft Homes Ltd.
PORT COQUITLAM: Insul-Twin Systems Ltd., Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd.
COQUITLAM: Morningstar Homes Ltd., Penfolds Roofing, Trail Appliances Ltd.
MAPLE RIDGE: Falcon Homes
LANGLEY: Infinity Properties Ltd., Trail Appliances Ltd., Door Painters Ltd., Centra Construction Group, Country Lumber Ltd.
ABBOTSFORD: Westerra Equipment, Trail Appliances Ltd.
TSAWWASSEN: Kemp Construction Management Ltd., Sarah Gallop Design
SURREY: Zenterra Developments., Williams Machinery, Miracon Development Inc., My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Stor-More Closets & Blinds Ltd., Starline Windows Ltd., Team SM, TileTown, Trail Appliances Ltd., Infinity Properties, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, Duradek, Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
NEW WESTMINSTER: Rembrandt Renovations Ltd.
RICHMOND: Preston Mobility Inc., TileTown, Trail Appliances Ltd., STOR-X Organizing Systems
DELTA: Best Builders Ltd., Taymor Industries Ltd.
SQUAMISH: Benchmark Homes
Everyone is encouraged to attend this complimentary event. Bring your friends, family, and co-workers!
Just like in Whoville, when every single Who directs a large amount of sound at a single point – mountains can be moved!
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