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December 13, 2011 > Coat drive helps local people in need stay warm

Coat drive helps local people in need stay warm

Submitted By Irene Mann

The need has never been greater and it's never been easier to make a difference in your community. Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter.

Your Coffee Cups is collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all shapes sizes are welcome. One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need.

Your Coffee Cups has made donating a coat simple. Just bring your clean, gently used coats and jackets to 46685 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539 from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm through December 24, 2011. Then Your Coffee Cups will take care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to the Abode Services for distribution to local people in need. Abode Services' mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness.

"More people than ever need help these days. I am proud of the thousands of coat drive organizers whose creativity and generosity of spirit are making a real difference in their own communities." commented Sherri Wood, President and National Coordinator for One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is 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.

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