Please note: The products on this page are to help others and will ship directly to Ignite the Warmth to be distributed during their 2018 Blanket Drive.
Photographs copyright to Angie Wu.
Ignite the Warmth Society is a registered non-profit organization aiming to bring awareness to the issues of homelessness and poverty in the Lower Mainland through three main fronts: facilitate, educate, and communicate.
Their goal is to explore how youth and community members can engage in a conversation to eliminate some of the prejudice and stigma surrounding issues confronted by those living in destitute.
Through their annual blanket distribution every December, they provide a tangible solution to the cold temperatures by providing warm care packages to some Downtown Eastside residents. However, they understand that blankets may not be a permanent solution to a complex issue. Rather, they view blankets as a medium to initiate a conversation — a conversation to better understand the needs and issues of a community through their lens, rather than making assumptions. Through these blankets they hope to tell the stories of those often neglected by society and to provide a voice for those unheard.
Help Ignite the Warmth today with a donation of a Kanata blanket marked at 50% off.
The Tek Explorer is a water-resistant blanket with a PVC-coated exterior in strong and durable ripstop and Kanata fleece interior. It rolls up and has a rubber carry handle. 45″ x 58″, 100% polyester.
The Plushera™ is a heavyweight blanket that is also the softest blanket we carry. Comes in a larger size, 60″ x 70″. 100% polyester.
The Soft Touch Velura™ is a soft, medium-weight blanket that comes in two sizes: 50″ x 60″ and 60″ x 70″. 100% polyester.
The Promo Fleece is a soft and lightweight fleece blanket. Size 50″ x 60″, 100% polyester.
The Sport Travel Fleece Blanket is a lightweight fleece blanket that folds up into a fleece zippered carrying case that can also double as a pillow. 50″ x 60″, 100% polyester.
The Velura Travel Quillow is a fleece blanket with a foot pocket that folds up into a small pillow. Blanket: 36″ x 60″, Pillow: 12.5″ x 10″. 100% polyester.
The Challenger Quillow is a cozy blanket with micro fur reversed with faux lambswool. Folds into a small pillow. Blanket: 50″ x 60″, Pillow: 20″ x 14″. 100% polyester.
The Bouclé Fringed Scarf is a soft, knitted scarf with fringed edges. 10″ x 71″ including fringes, 100% acrylic.