On October 14, 2013, Anton’s Cleaners kicked off its 19th annual “Coats for Kids” winter coat drive and will run it through January 11, 2014. Anton’s Cleaners “Coats for Kids” collection has one simple goal – to help individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm. “Coats for Kids” is New England’s largest coat drive, collecting over 856,000 coats since the program began.
Participating companies and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores. Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partners network. North of Boston partners include:
Community Action Programs Inner-City Inc. (Chelsea, Mass.)
Lynn Shelter Association (Bridge House)
Eliot Community Human Services (Lynn, Mass.)
Medford Family Network
North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. (Peabody, Mass.)
North Suffolk Mental Health Association/Mass START (Revere, Mass.)
AC Whelan Elementary Street (Revere, Mass.)
For Kids Only Afterschool (Salem, Mass.)
Christian Assembly (Somerville, Mass.)
Holy Rosary Parish (Winthrop, Mass.)
May Institute of Revere, Mass. is on board as a Corporate Collection Partner for the program.
According to Arthur C. Anton Jr., COO of Anton’s Cleaners, “‘Coats for Kids’ offers an incredible opportunity to make winter a little warmer for children, teens and adults throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Our Distribution Partners serve a critical role ensuring that good quality coats are given out immediately to families in need before New England’s most unforgiving weather is upon us.”
Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating over $10M in cleaning services since the program’s inception. Promotional partners for the 2013-2014 “Coats for Kids” collection include Jordan’s Furniture, KISS 108, Wicked Local, Fox 25 and Jam’n 94.5.
For more information, visit http://antons.com/cfk/ or contact Stephanie Littlefield, Anton’s Cleaners Community Relations, at 978-851-3721 x15 or Stephanie@antons.com.