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Spread The Warmth Winter Coat Drive - 2016

Posted September 14, 2016 | Events

Gear Up For Outdoors Spread the Warmth 10th Annual Coat Drive in support of Shelter House & Precious Bundles is now complete and our winners of the 6 - $100.00 Keg Gift Certificates have been notified. Congratulations to them.

The Shelter House, Precious Bundles and The Grace Place were recipients of the donations from the coat drive. So many were blessed by the donations of winter apparel. There was no trouble finding a warm fit for those in need. The generosity of our community will leave a lasting impression on all those who benefited.

Donations from Thunder Bay and our outlying communities made a significant difference for all those in need this winter season. Your contributions made it possible to spread the warmth in the Thunder Bay area. This is truly a giving community.

This Event would not be complete without mentioning our partners; The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Dougall Media, The Chronicle Journal, TbayTel, and The Walleye.

The Employee involvement of Tbaytel, Canada Brokerlink, The Royal Bank, Grant Thornton Accounting, Push Fitness, Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, North of Superior Health Group and Porter Airlines was greatly appreciated. Because of the employees at these companies we were able to spread the word about the coat drive even farther than we could have expected.

We thank Thunder Bay and the outlying areas for another successful event and look forward to our 2017 campaign.

-Jon Wynn & Joe Berardi

Final Totals: December 31/2016 

Mens & Womens Jackets - 475 

Kids Jackets - 215

Accessories (Hats, Mitts & Boots) - 210

About the Coat Drive

October 3 thru to December 18, 2016 

In Support of the Shelter House Thunder Bay & Precious Bundles

Gear Up for Outdoors, along with The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, presents the 10th Annual Winter Coat Drive. Bring in any of your used (clean) winter jackets/coats and they will be donated to our friends at Precious Bundles and The Shelter House. Be a part of something good this winter and donate your clean winter jacket. The Grace Place was the recipient and distribution centre for all of the jackets & coats collected on behalf of Shelterhouse Thunder Bay. 

Gear Up For Outdoors could not possibly make this a success without our partners: The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The Chronicle Journal & Dougall Media.

By donating, your name will be entered to win 1 of 6 gift cards from The Keg Steakhouse valued at $100.00 each. (Draw to be held on December 21/2016).  You will also receive a 15% discount off of your purchase of a new winter jacket*

*Excludes Canada Goose 

We are very pleased to have many of our community partners participating with their staff and employees to get the word out into the community. We would like to acknowledge the following businesses who have helped spread the word and the need for warmth: Canada Brokerlink, Courtesy Courier, Grant Thornton, Maintain Air/Porter Airlines, McCausland Hospital - Terrace Bay [NOSH], Push Fitness, Royal Bank Business Centre & Branch Locations, TbayTel Employees, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

PRESS RELEASE at Shelter House Thunder Bay Monday, October 3/2016 11:00am

Drop Off Location894 Alloy Place, Thunder Bay, ON  

We would like to thank our sponsor tbayTel for their generous donation of 100 hats. These hats will be put into the pockets of the next 100 jackets donated.


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