In just the past five years, Alpine Shop customers have donated over 6000 coats to help those in need in our St Louis and Columbia communities during the winter. We’re asking for your help once again this year as Alpine Shop kicks off it’s eighth annual One Warm Coat Drive on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
How It Works
From Wed., Oct. 23 through Sunday, November 10, we’ll accept clean, gently-used coats, jackets and sweaters at each and every Alpine Shop location.
- For each coat or sweater donated you will get one entry into a drawing for one of four $250 Alpine Shop Gift Cards.
- You will also receive a $10 off coupon to Alpine Shop for your total donation. Meaning, not only do you get to do a good deed, but for once you’ll get double rewarded for doing it!
NOTE: Alpine Shop will only give away one coupon to each customer during the coat drive no matter how many different times you donate. However, each item donated will still earn one entry into the gift card drawing.
How to Donate
Alpine Shop has made donating simple. Just bring your clean, gently used coats, jackets and sweaters to any Alpine Shop location. Bring your coats inside the store and check them in with one of the store’s outfitters to make sure you receive your coupon and get entered into the drawing. Then, Alpine Shop and One Warm Coat take care of the rest. Donated coats will be split among organizations in St. Louis, including: Sunshine Ministries, St. Patrick Center, Coats for Kids and Edgewood Children’s Center. In Columbia, all coats will go the Salvation Army.
Donate Unsold Swap Coats, as Well
Once again, we’re also giving Swap participants the opportunity to join in the giving, as well. If a coat or jacket you entered into this year’s Winter Swap (October 18–21) didn’t sell, you can choose to donate those goods into the One Warm Coat Drive and receive your coupon! When you pick up your swap credit and unsold items following the Swap, simply tell the friendly Alpine Shop outfitter working with you that you want to participate in the One Warm Coat Drive and they’ll take care of it for you.
Help Make a Difference
Here’s a little bit of what your donations have meant to the St. Patrick Center in St Louis.
Thanks again for thinking of SPC for your One Warm Coat Drive. The 300 coats we received were distributed immediately. Case Managers were able to support their clients and families as were people in the community in need. All of the coats were distributed within 2 days of receiving. It was especially gratifying with the quality (gently used) coats that clients received.
Thanks again to you and your customers for your support of our clients and community.
St. Patrick Center
About One Warm Coat
One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than one million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992.