As much as we love being outside, we also know this time of year can be hard on families struggling to simply stay warm
St. Louis, MO (Vocus) November 19, 2010
As a business dedicated to getting people outside, Alpine Shop understands the importance of a warm winter coat. Unfortunately for many families in our area, warm winter coats are something they don’t have. That’s why, from Saturday, November 20 through Sunday, December 18, Alpine Shop has teamed up with One Warm Coat to help collect clean, gently used coats for our communities.
This holiday season, Alpine Shop is hoping to collect 1000 coats and jackets during the 30 days of their One Warm Coat Drive. To help reach their goal, they are offering a free coupon for 20% off the purchase of a new jacket or clothing item in their stores for every jacket donated. If the company hits its goal of 1000 donated coats, Alpine Shop will celebrate by giving away $250 gift certificates to four lucky coat donors.
Alpine Shop has made donating simple. Just bring your clean, gently used coats and jackets to any Alpine Shop location. Bring your coats inside the store and check them in with one of the store’s outfitters to make sure you receive your coupons and get entered into the drawing. Then, Alpine Shop and One Warm Coat take care of the rest. Donated coats will be split among three organizations in St. Louis: Sunshine Ministries, Coats for Kids and Edgewood Children’s Center.
“As much as we love being outside, we also know this time of year can be hard on families struggling to simply stay warm,” says Russell Hollenbeck, Alpine Shop owner. “We know our communities will do everything they can to help. We’re just trying to do our part.”
About One Warm Coat
One Warm Coat is national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than one million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992.
About Alpine Shop
Alpine Shop began life in 1973 as a small climbing shop. Today, through its three locations in Kirkwood, Chesterfield and Columbia, Mo., it serves almost every type of outdoor enthusiast—be they backpackers, campers, cyclists, hikers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders or climbers—with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, cutting edge products and a wide variety of how-to clinics for all activity levels.