‘Tis the season for holiday joy, but it’s also the season where many children and adults alike are living in bitter cold conditions with no coats to keep them warm.
With more than 45 million Americans living in poverty and temperatures dipping below freezing, the need for warmth is great and coats are a must!
Here are my top four reasons to donate a coat right now:
1. It’s an easy way to declutter your home.
This past fall, I did a cleaning and decluttering challenge, and it felt SO good to get rid of so many things! I filled many large garbage bags with clothes and several coats. I found that the coats, because they are bulkier, really left a lot of room in our closets once they were gone!
2. It doesn’t cost you anything.
If you’re struggling financially yourself, you might feel that you don’t have much to give. And maybe you don’t–monetarily. But donating a coat that your children have outgrown or that simply doesn’t match your style anymore–doesn’t cost you a thing!
3. It teaches your children about giving to others.
My husband and I recently took our three girls along with us when we donated several coats to Burlington’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive. At 2, 4 and 6, they are very impressionable, and we were able to talk to the girls about how their donations would make a difference in the lives of those who would receive them and stay warm this winter!
4. Someone needs your coat.
There are so many people–even in your own communities!–who will go cold this winter because they do not own a coat. That coat that is gathering dust in your closet? Someone truly needs it!
Bonus: It benefits you financially.
Now, this should never be the sole reason to give, but depending on the coat drive, you might be able to receive a tax write-off for your donation.
Or, right now, when you participate in Burlington’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive, you actually get a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase–for every single coat that you donate!
My family donated four coats, and we got four 10% off coupons! See a little video of our coat donation below:
How does it work? Simply identify gently-worn coats in your closet (your coat, your husband’s coat, kids coats, etc.) that are ready for donation and bring them to your nearby Burlington store to donate. And when you donate, you’ll receive 10% off your entire purchase as Burlington’s thank you. Each coat donated benefits local families in need.
Use this Store Locator to find a store near you!
More than 1.3 million coats have been collected and donated over the past 7 years. All donated coats remain with each store community, helping neighbors most in need.
If you participate in this coat drive, take a photo and use #CoatNotes on Twitter and Instagram when you donate–for a chance to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Visit the Coat Drive Page for more information.
Have you ever participated in a coat drive? What would be your reasons to donate a coat?
Donate a gently-worn coat at your nearby Burlington to help those locally in need. And when you do, receive Burlington’s thanks – 10% off your entire purchase.
Burlington, a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day, continues to help local communities stay warm with their annual Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive. Donated coats stay locally within each store community and are given to those most in need. With each coat donation, customers receive 10% off their entire purchase as Burlington’s thank you. A great way to give back and save money at the same time! Visit the Coat Drive site to learn more and where you can donate by 1/19/2015.
Burlington Stores sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.