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Spread The Warmth Winter Coat Drive - 2017

Posted September 14, 2017 | Events


Monday December 18/2017: 

Men/Womens Jackets - 723

Kids Jackets: 256

Accessories: 335 pieces 

This Years Event was a huge success and was graciously appreciated by all our end users.
The draw was held and the winners were contacted by phone on Monday December 18th/2017.

Thank You to everyone for your contributions to our Spread the Warmth Campaign.
We will accept donations up until December 30/2017 but the Draw is complete for this season.
Please be sure and remember to keep your jackets and accessories for next seasons event. 

The Shelter House, Precious Bundles and The Grace Place were the recipients of the donations of our 2016 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.

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 and TBayTel as well as Dougall Media and The Walleye.

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

Special thanks for the following businesses and their employees;

RBC, Grant Thorton, Canada BrokerLink, Push Fitness, Maintain Air/Porter and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center and North of Superior Health Group [Terrace Bay, Marathon & Schreiber]


About the Coat Drive

October 2 thru to December 16, 2017

In Support of the Shelter House Thunder Bay & Precious Bundles

The Staff of Gear Up for Outdoors has given their time generously over the past 11 years; a true testiment to the success of this community based project.

Gear Up For Outdoors along with The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, presents the 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 good this winter and donate your clean winter jackets. Grace Place was the recipient and distribution center for all of the jackets & coats collected on behalf of Shelterhouse Thunder Bay. 

Any clean gently used jacket donated on behalf of Precious Bundles [Infants - 16 years of age] and or Shelter House [Adults] at Gear Up For Outdoors between October 2/2017 and December 16th/2017 will receive an opportunity to win 1 of 6  The Keg Steakhouse & Bar $100.00 Gift Certificates.
Gear Up For Outdoors will apply a 15% discount to any new Winter Jacket with every donation. 

The Draw and Winners will be held and notified on Monday December 18th. Just in time for Christmas Gift Giving. 

Tbaytel warm winter toque will be included with each donated winter jacket towards the Shelter House during this campaign.

Drop Off Location: 894 Alloy Place, Thunder Bay, ON 

2016 Spread the Warmth Coat Drive Archive.

 From the:  November Issue - Walleye Magazine.

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