The chill of winter has finally arrived. While many of us look at a coat as an item that is meant to keep us warm, cozy, and stylish, there are plenty of less fortunate people who don’t even have that basic necessity.
How can you donate winter coats to those in need? It’s actually really easy to give a coat to someone who could desperately use it. It is basically a no-effort way to do a good and charitable deed for someone else. Just make sure that its in good, wearable condition and that you have cleaned out the pockets.
Get your whole office involved in collecting coats. Once you have your pile of coats ready to go, contact local shelters, homeless charities, YMCA’s, Food banks and other organisations that will happily take them off your hands. Arrange a drop off with them directly, take some photos for PR purposes and don’t forget to send the photos to us too and we will help promote your good deed. There are many agents around the country already doing this – lets get even more coats donated to those in need this winter.
An example of a really good initiative is Calling London Coat Drive, they make sure that coats collected get to Londoners who could do with something warm to wear. They collect clean, unwanted winter coats that are still in good condition, then sort and redistribute them to charities across London. They, in turn, hand them out to those Londoners who need them. The donated coats are not sold, simply given out. Collection points are branches of Chesterton’s Estate Agents. The drive will be running throughout November, so if you are near please drop off your coats.
This will be the 3rd year that Chesterton’s have worked with Calling London on this Winter Coat Drive. See below the participating branches of Chesterton’s.
Another company going great guns in collecting winter coats is Embrace Mortgage Services; each member of staff has donated an old coat. They now have staff getting their family and friends to donate as well. Just coats that are no longer used that’s all. From 58 staff they are now up to 100 coats. At the end of this month they will deliver these to Launchpad.
Send in your photos of your coat collections to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Lunn and the team
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