2017/ 2018 Care with Coats Campaing was a huge success!
Portage County Association of REALTORS® Finsihed the Care With Coats Campaign for another season. This year, we collected over 1000 coats, 28 pairs of gloves, 18 hats and scarves, and 15 miscellaneous winter items. Some of the highlights of our campaign included the following:
A winter party held by a local hair salon set a coat donation, as a prerequisite, to attend. (They gave nearly 100 coats and other items from their Saturday night event!)
One of our local real estate agencies collected cash donations from their agents, to the amount of over $560, which was spent to purchase coats in larger sizes (which don't get donated as often as needed). We bought over 45 coats and some scarves with these funds.
A store in Akron provided us many of the coats that were purchased. Already discounted, their management gave us even further discounts, due to the good cause of our campaign and due to the generosity of their hearts.
Real estate offices, title companies, banks, schools, veterinarian offices, and multipule businesses, as well as personal friends of this effort contributed to this worthy cause.
We thank everyone who participated in wrapping boxes, distributing them, collecting them, counting coats and delivering them to the cleaners or the clothing center.
A special thanks to Marshall's Dry Cleaning Service of Ravenna for the continual free cleaning service which they have been providing for this campaign through the years. Also, thanks to the staff of Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center in Ravenna, for their constant distribution of this much-needed winter-wear!
And many thanks to all the donors. it should warm your hearts to know that your gifts will be used with appreciation by others who are in need of warm coats in these long winter months. We look forward to your generous giving next season. It is a pleasure and a privilege that we share in doing this, with an attitude of care to all.