Coat Drive Helps Local People in Need Stay Warm

PEI-Genesis and One Warm Coat®, warming communities…one coat at a time.

Philadelphia, PA -- (October 7, 2016) Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living in poverty. For these families and individuals, a warm coat is a budget extra they simply cannot afford. PEI-Genesis invites area residents to make a difference in your neighbor’s lives by donating coats and dollars during our upcoming coat drive!

PEI-Genesis is working with One Warm Coat to collect new, and gently used coats, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and snow boots for men, women and children of all ages. All items and dollars to support the coat drive program are being collected now through October 31, 2016 at PEI-Geneses Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. The process is simple: you drop off donations and PEI-Genesis takes care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to the Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club, Wissahickon Chapter.

“For more than 20 years we have been working to provide a warm coat to anyone who needs one. We are so thankful for our many coat drive ambassadors, like PEI-Genesis who volunteer their time, resources and energy to help their neighbors in need. Together, we can reach our goal of warming one million people each winter, one community at a time!” commented Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. 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 any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since its inception in 1992, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away over 4 million coats.