Starting this Saturday, November 20, Alpine Shop will begin accepting winter coat and jacket donations as part of our One Warm Coat drive. This year, we’re going after a number we’ve never attempted before: 1000 winter coats or jackets for adults and kids. Last year we hit 475. So we’ve upped our time limit to a cool 30 days, increased the coupon we’re handing out to those that bring in coats and even doubled the total of our prizes for reaching our goal.
Interested in helping out with the coat drive? Good. We need all the help we can get. It’s pretty simple really:
For every clean, gently used coat or jacket donated at one of our stores through Sunday, December 19, Alpine Shop will give the donor a coupon for 20% off the purchase of a new jacket or clothing item in our stores. If we hit our goal of 1000 coats, we’ll celebrate by giving away $250 Alpine Shop gift certificates to four lucky coat donors.
All you need to do to participate in the coat drive is bring your coats and jackets to any Alpine Shop location. Bring them inside and check them in with one of our outfitters and make sure you receive your coupon(s) and get your entry(ies) into the drawing for the GCs. After that, we take care of the rest. Donated coats are split among three organizations in St. Louis; Sunshine Ministries, Coats for Kids and the Edgewood Children’s Center. If you know of another organization that could use our help, please leave a comment below.
So… now it’s time to go clean out your closet – because your old coat may never be worth this much again!
If you’re interested, here is the official press release we sent out to kick off this event.