Spreading Warmth in Victoria – and across the country!

Amy Maxwell and James Bak

Thank you so much!

Canadian furniture and home accent retailer, Urban Barn, invites its customers to join them in blanketing the country in warmth. Beginning today, with every $5.00 donation, a brand-new Urban Barn fleece blanket will be donated to a local homeless shelter within the community. The initiative will run throughout the month of November across all 41 Urban Barn retail locations in Canada’s five most westerly provinces with a goal of donating 8,000 blankets to the cause.


In Victoria, the brand-new blankets will be donated to the Victoria Cool Aid Society. The VCA Society operates three emergency shelters within the region including Rock Bay Landing, which provides 84 shelter beds); Sandy Merriman House, a women’s shelter with 15 emergency beds; and Next Step Transitional shelter which provides 15 beds.

“It’s important for me and my colleagues to be part of this initiative,” shares James Bak, store associate at Urban Barn’s Victoria location. “It means we’re more than just a furniture store. We’re a family and we’re here to support our community.”

In Victoria, Urban Barn is located at 3450 Uptown Boulevard. Store hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


“We are extremely excited about this new opportunity to support those in need in our communities,” shares Linda Letts, President of Urban Barn. “This initiative is reflective of who we are as a company and as individuals. Ultimately, we each see ourselves as a member of our community and that comes with a certain level of responsibility. Our collective core values enable us to participate on a local level in a variety of ways, and ‘Blanket the Country in Warmth’ fits perfectly with our commitment to having a positive and immediate impact on the communities in which we work and live.”

To learn more about ‘Blanket the Country in Warmth’, please visit www.blanketthecountry.com

To find out more about Urban Barn, visit www.urbanbarn.com/victoria