Give Back This Holiday Season With Burlington’s Annual Coat Drive
Burlington Stores sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
More than 45 million Americans are living in poverty, which means many children will go cold this winter. I am so blessed and fortunate that my husband has a job that allows me to provide my children with such essentials as a hat, coat and mittens. Unfortunately there are far too many families out there facing hard times and are doing all they can just to make ends meet. I believe that it is so incredibly important that we give back to our community and help those in need. As a former teen mother that knows far too well what it means to struggle, I personally understand how helpful donations can be. For the past seven years, Burlington has done a Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive in order to provide those in need with gently used coats. As I looked into our coat closet this week and realized that my son had two jackets, I was moved to donate one of them. While it can be convenient to have the extra jacket, he truly does not need it and is fine with just a single one. All I could picture was a little boy as bubbly and happy as my four year old son, chilled to the bone because he doesn’t have a coat to keep him warm. I took some time to explain to my son that there are children out there that are in need and asked if he would be willing to donate his coat to a little boy without one. His face was first saddened to hear that not all children have coats, but it was quickly replaced with a face of excitement as he decided he was going to donate his coat. I would like to take a moment to share our recent trip to Burlington, where my son had the pleasure of donating his gently used coat to the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive.
This was such a wonderful learning experience for my children and I hope it have encouraged them to be loving, caring and generous people. I just loved being able to allow my son to physical donate his coat and experience the emotions of generosity. I am so overwhelmingly happy to know that the coat is going to help a little boy stay warm this winter, there is no greater feeling than paying it forward!
If you have gently-worn coats in your closet (your coat, your significant others coat, kids coats, etc.) that are ready for donation, you can bring them to our nearby Burlington store to donate. Plus when you donate a gently-worn coat at your nearby Burlington to help those locally in need, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase. Make sure to take a picture of you and/or your family when making your donations, upload to your social media account using #CoatNotes and your picture could appear on Good Morning America!
- Burlington Stores is a leading national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments include ladies’ dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children’s clothing. It also includes an assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family.
- More than 1.3 million coats have been collected and donated over the past 7 years. All donated coats remain with each store community, helping neighbors most in need.
- 2014/2015 marks the 8th consecutive year of the Annual Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive, hosted by Burlington in partnership with ABC’s Good Morning America and the national non-profit organization, K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers. This year’s theme is families helping families