The Container Store

Over 22,000 Coats Collected!

Over 22,000 Coats Collected!

A huge thank you to all of our customers and employees who donated new and gently used coats in November and December during our One Warm Coat Drive. We collected 22,070 coats, as well as many hats, scarves and gloves. One Warm Coat is now working with local organizations in communities across the country to distribute the coats to those in need this winter.

We truly have the most generous customers in the world – here are just a few special stories we had to share from this year’s coat drive!

  • We had one customer deliver two full shopping carts of coats to our Schaumburg store! She had read about our One Warm Coat drive and asked her colleagues at work to either bring a coat or donate money for her to purchase new coats.
  • Two years ago a couple from Sweden made a trip to New York City, and while shopping at The Container Store, the woman donated the coat right off her back. To stay warm for the rest of her trip, she purchased a new coat. This year (two years later) she returned to the store ready to donate her coat, the same coat she had purchased in New York two years ago.
  • Another couple in New York was shopping on Christmas Eve and saw that Old Navy was having a huge sale on coats. They immediately purchased 185 coats in all different styles and sizes, and donated them at our 6th Avenue store!
  • For the fourth year in a row, Adrian – a fourth-grader in Hallandale Beach, encouraged his classmates to bring coats to school to be donated. He arrived to our Hallandale store this year with several bags full of coats to donate!
  • And finally, for the fourth year in a row, Martinizing Dry Cleaning in our headquarters city of Coppell, dry cleaned all of the coats that were donated by our Home Office and Distribution Center. What a wonderful partner to support our One Warm Coat drive.
  • Over 22,000 Coats Collected!

    Over 22,000 Coats Collected!