In our last giving campaign of the year, CLS is hosting a coat drive for family and friends to support One Warm Coat, by collecting warm coats for children in need, ages 3 months to 5 years in sizes 3mos to 6x.
The Mingle Jingle, CLS’ annual holiday member mixer event, is scheduled for December 20th and our coat drive will culminate at this event. At our 2015 Mingle Jingle, members and friends collected over 100 coats in support of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. We are challenging ourselves and YOU to help us exceed the number of coat donations this year!
We are proud to partner with One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. One Warm Coat began in 1992 with a Thanksgiving weekend coat drive at one location in San Francisco. Since then, they have grown to a national organization supporting over 4,000 coat drives each year! They have worked with volunteers to host more than 31,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats. Phenomenal!