We often forget there are many low-income families in our communities that struggle to make ends meet. During the winter months we hear of drives for food and presents, but clothing is another item in high demand.

During November our Surrey and Richmond Tile Town locations were filled with coats during the 2019 Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Coats for Kids Campaign.

Kennedy dropped off one of his extra coats to the Richmond store so that he could help another kid not so fortunate.


With 54 HAVAN member companies offering 72 drop-off locations for coats, scarfs, blankets, and gloves, in 16 municipalities across Metro Vancouver, response was overwhelming to support families in need for the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus.

Along with Kennedy’s efforts, Tile Town collected over 150 coats and 100 toques. Thank you to everyone who dropped off new and gently worn coats.

HAVAN’s Wrap-Up Party Went to the Who’s

Just as the drive came to a close, Trail Appliances and Caesarstone Canada hosted a heartwarming event for all HAVAN companies and their team at Trail Appliances in Richmond.

The Grinch and Cindy Loo awaited members and guests dropping off donations at Santa’s rock-in workshop (aka Trail Appliances).


Guests were treated to warm eats and sweet treats, choir music, hot cocoa, the Grinch, Cindy Loo Who, Max, and the Gingerman too! Santa was also onsite for photo ops.

Tile Town is looking forward to participating next year.

#HAVANCoats4Kid

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