On Monday, November 22, Burlington kicked off the 15th Anniversary of their annual Coat Drive with a generous donation of 20,000 new coats that were delivered to 10 community partners in cities across the US who provide direct services to families and individuals in need. Partners who received the new coats include:
Acacia Network Housing in Bronx NY
Chapman Partnership in Miami, FL
In His Hands Resource Center in Calumet City, IL
Cradles to Crayons in Horsham PA
Heart of Compassion in Montebello, CA
Hope Support Co. in Dallas, TX
St. Vincent de Paul in Stoughton, MA
Time of Refreshing Praise and Worship inHouston, TX
Trinity United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA
Action in Community Through Service of Prince William in Dummfries, VA
“We are very pleased to have been partners with Burlington for 15 years. Through this collaboration, we are able to help tens of thousands of people every year by providing a variety of coats that bring warmth, comfort, and confidence.” Jessica Forrester, Delivering Good’s Senior Manager Of Nonprofit Partnerships.
The Coat Drive, which ran through December 24th, offered customers a discount on a new item purchase when a donation of a gently used coat was made in participating Burlington stores. Delivering Good worked with hundreds of nonprofit partners nationwide, matching them to their local Burlington store so that donated coats benefit the community where each store does business.
Burlington started their collaboration with Delivering Good in 2006 and the Coat Drive has become an annual event aimed at spreading warmth to thousands of families and individuals in need every winter. Over the past 14 years, we have reached families and individuals in need nationwide with more than 2.4 million coats.
About Delivering Good
Delivering Good is a national nonprofit organisation that provides people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise donated by retailers and manufacturers. Since 1985, Delivering Good has distributed over $2 billion of new clothing, home goods, toys, furniture, books, and other consumer products through its network of more than 800 community partners, offering hope, dignity, and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals.
Burlington Stores began in 1972 as a family-run business, with one store in Burlington, New Jersey. In those early days, serving the customer was about delivering a broad selection of off-price coats and outerwear. The former name was Burlington Coat Factory, they started opening more stores across the U.S. and expanded their product assortment to include ladies’ sportswear, men’s activewear, and children’s apparel. In the ensuing four decades, their product selection has grown to include baby, home, beauty, and the name changed to Burlington Stores to reflect the breadth of the product offerings.