BLAINE, Minn.--Help keep families in need warm this winter by donating to the 16th annual Subway Bring a Blanket Collection. The event is Saturday, November 18 at the new SUBWAY® restaurant in Blaine from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

New or gently-used blankets that have been cleaned are accepted. All sizes are welcome, including throw, twin, full, kind and especially queen-sized blankets. The first 200 donors will receive a secret envelope containing a surprise-including a variety of prizes such as concert tickets, movie passes, or SUBWAY® gift cards.

Blankets will be distributed by Bridging, a nonprofit that provides furniture and household goods to families transitioning out of homelessness. Bridging distributes thousands of beds annually, but are always in need of blankets to accompany them.