Reasons to Have a Coat Drive
We are an auto repair business and thought this would be a great program to get our employees involved in giving to the community.
—San Francisco, California
We presented the coats to our local food shelter and migrant council. They along with Christmas baskets. When clients come in to pick up their basket, each family member in need of warm attire will be fitted with a warm coat.
An interesting observation came out of this project. I feared we wouldn’t have a great need for adult coats–I was wrong. I realized that parents usually put their children first, thus neglecting themselves of certain necessities.
—Ponca City, Oklahoma
Our school requires community service credits and many students helped earn their credit by sorting the coats, bagging and labeling the coats, and delivering them to their designations.