Announcing the 2016 Chicago Spartans Coat Drive
Winters in Chicago are brutal: give the gift of warmth this Fall!
Now through December 3rd
Chicago Spartans Community Outreach is proud to announce the return of our Fall Coat Drive. Last year, Spartans across the city opened their hearts and closets to donate over 100 coats! Alumni also opened their wallets to donate over $450 to purchase brand new coats for those in need. We hope this year is even better and need your help to get more deserving individuals the warmth they need this Winter.
The Social Service center provides support to needy Chicago families and individuals with resources we often take for granted. In addition to offering food and other basic necessities, the program offers Winter gear to individuals who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Have you ever ran inside because you were just that cold? Imagine if you had nowhere to run to. Help homeless and low-income families worry about one less cold night this Winter.
The tutoring program works directly with Chicago youth with a one-on-one mentoring program. The goal is simply to have a positive influences in their education and career path. These students are trying their best to concentrate on building a better future–they should not have to worry about how they can stay warm on the way to school. Allow them to focus on their next test–not on how cold they feel.
How You Can Help
Chicago Spartans are collecting new and gently used winter coats for Men/Women/Children. You can bring your new or gently used item to any of our drop off locations throughout the city. If you’d like to help with collection, add your workplace as a dropoff, or any other way, please feel free to reach out to us.
No coat? No problem!
If your jacket has been through a lot or you just got it, you can still help! An option to donate financially is also available through Operation Warm that will go directly to purchasing new coats for our beneficiary. What’s better than a used coat? A brand new one.
Where to Donate
If you’d like to make a financial contribution instead of a coat,
and give #morethanacoat
Drop Off Locations
Just look for the green and white bins.
1120 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
2909 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
551 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
1206 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
216 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
149 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
3485 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Drop off is also available in Forest Park suburb courtesy of
7513 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
It’s so simple but makes all the difference. Make an impact on even more people by sharing this page on social media. Show your photo of you dropping off items. Tell them you gave #morethanacoat or that #ChicagoSpartansCare
We are all in this together so help spread the word in your community.