Chestertons Calling London 21st October – 22nd November 2022 24 Oct 2022
Donations are distributed to 30 charitable organisations
What is the ‘Coat Drive’? Every winter, for a one month period, all of Chestertons’ London branches will become donation points in support of Calling London’s Winter Coat Drive. This year’s dates: Friday 21st October – Tuesday 22nd November.
Calling London Founded in 2010, Calling London is a volunteer led charity whose motivation comes solely from wanting to help follow Londoners stay warm through the winter.
Where do the donations go? Once the Coat Drive ends and all items are collected, the donations are distributed to 30 charitable organisations – helping the homeless, victims of domestic abuse, those living in poverty, the elderly, refugees and children. Donations are distributed to
Donations are delivered to:
Age UK Lambeth Barking and Dagenham CVS Barons Court Project Build on Belief Centrepoint Children’s Society Crisis at Christmas Coyden Nightwatch Dress for Success Greenwich Winter Night Shelter Hackney Winter Night Shelter Help our Homeless Hestia Homestart Westminster Lionheart in the Community The Margins Project North London Action for the Homeless North London Cares The Passage The Pilion Trust RAMFEL Refuge The Refugee Council The Rugby Portobello Trust SHP Homeless charity The Simon Community Southwark Day Centre for Refugees St Mungo’s Suited and Booted Their Voice Toynbee Hall Turning Point The Upper Room Vauxhall Christian Centre Vineyard Community West London Churches for the Homeless Westminster Drugs Project Women’s Wellness Group Trussell Trust Foodbanks
How You Can Help
Since partnering with Calling London in 2014, Chestertons has collected more and more coats every year, starting with 200 in our first year and growing to an incredible 3500 in 2021. This will be our
ninth coat drive and we are hoping to collect even more coats as the demand is so much higher – we need your help!
Host a collection – Every year, schools and businesses across London support the Coat Drive by hosting their own collections! Please get in touch if you’d be able to act as a drop off point for
your clients, customers or employees to donate. Promote the Coat Drive on social & emails.
Help us spread awareness by encouraging your followers and subscribers to donate. It’s free and easy! Chestertons can provide the imagery and copy. Let your colleagues know. Put a poster in your staff room and include theCoat Drive in your internal communications.
Collect from your friends and family! Encourage your contacts to donate, or collect from your friends and family before dropping off the donations at your local Chestertons. Support the Coat Drive and help us keep vulnerable Londoners warm this winter. For more information and assets, please get in touch. Thank you!