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Spread The Warmth Winter Coat Drive - 2018

Posted September 20, 2018 | Events


 Overall Totals as of November 5th/2018: 

     Kids:    92
  Adults:  202


About the Coat Drive

The days are getting shorter and colder lets get ready to "Spread the Warmth" 

Thank you Thunder Bay for supporting our 12th season and our community partnership between Gear Up For Outdoors, Shelter House [Grace Place], Precious Bundles, and The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.

So many in our community are blessed by the donations of your winter coats. There is never trouble finding a warm fit for those in need. The generosity of our community & outlying areas has always left a lasting impression on all those who benefit from your generous donations.  

This Event would not be complete without mentioning our partners; The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, TBaytel as well as our Media Partners; Dougall Media, The Walleye and Shout Media.

Numerous businesses within our community encourage their employees, friends and families to "Spread the Warmth" and give generously for those in need; 

A Special thanks for the following businesses and their employees;
Grant Thorton, RBC, Canada BrokerLink, Push Fitness, Maintain Air/Porter and Sleeping Giant Brewery.

With the cold weather upon us we thank the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for their invaluable network of business owners for getting the word out to their employees, friends and families for the 2018 Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive Campaign. 

The Staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center TBRHSC are so deserving.

The North of Superior Health Group "NOSH" [Terrace Bay, Marathon & Schreiber Hospitals] collect donations along the North Shore communities and Courtesy Courier brings them to Thunder Bay.

Public School groups also help in collecting jackets & coats for this annual community event.


  • Media Release: October 2nd at Shelter House 42 George Street
  • Coat Drive Dates: Thursday October 4 thru to Thursday December 20th, 2018
  • Draw Date: Friday December 21st, 2018
  • Drop Off Location: Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd. 894 Alloy Place [Off of Central Avenue] 


In Support of Shelter House Thunder Bay & Precious Bundles

The Staff of Gear Up for Outdoors has given their time generously over the past 12 years; a true testiment to the success of this community based project.

Gear Up For Outdoors and The Keg Steakhouse, presents the Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive.
Bring in any of your gently 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 great this winter and donate your clean used winter jackets. Grace Place was the recipient and distribution center for all of the jackets & coats collected on behalf of Shelter House Thunder Bay. 

Any clean gently used jacket donated will be delivered weekly and directly to;

For every donation collected you will receive;

  • A chance to win 1 of [6] $100.00 Keg Steakhouse & Bar Gift Certificates.
  • Gear Up will give 15% off the purchase price of a new winter jacket.
  • A Tbaytel warm winter toque will be included with each donated winter jacket.  

Draw & Winners will be held and notified on Friday Dec 20th. Just in time for Christmas Gift Giving. 

2017 Spread the Warmth Coat Drive Archive.
2016 Spread the Warmth Coat Drive Archive.

Thank You Thunder Bay the City with the Giant Heart.

The Gear Up For Outdoors Event Team
   Jon, Sheri, Joe


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