Our third annual 1000 Coats for Hope Coat Drive was a huge success!
Blessed with a beautiful, sunny day and a wonderful network of over 100 individual and company donations, we collected 1,352 coats and jackets this year. The donations came from as far away as Evergreen, Colorado, and as close as the Wynnewood Apartments right next door to the Empowerment Center.
Individuals who donated to our Coat Drive are too many to mention, but new coats and/or large numbers of coats were donated by the following:
- Angela Knight
- Beth Howard, CSR
- Bishop Dunne Alumni Club
- Bishop Dunne Catholic School
- Brian Angell
- Brian Loncar & Associates
- Colleen Campbell & Katie Campbell
- Ed and Brenda Krieger
- Frame House Outreach Foundation
- Jay Hull
- Maxine Helfman
- Parish Episcopal High School
- Sedgwick Law Firm, LLP
- Soul Rydaz Riding Club
- Steve Wentz
- The Campbell Agency
- The Dallas Round Table
- The Notre Dame Alumni Club of Dallas
- Wynnewood Fellowship Church
- Yim’s Taekwondo
- ZRS Management
We also want to thank Linda and Larry Long at Minuteman Press in Dallas (map) for serving as a collection location for the third year in a row.
Photos From Our Coat Drive 2013:
Here are just some of the photos of the coats as they were being gathered, sorted, and packed for shipping that afternoon to Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief, where our very own New Hope Foundation co-Director Reverend Johnny R. Flowers is already overseeing their distribution to our less advantaged neighbors.[alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”95046101@N07″ sid=”72157637364516613″ imgl=”fancybox” style=”wall” row=”4″ grwidth=”800″ grheight=”600″ num=”200″ align=”center” max=”200″ nocredit=”1″]
Photos From Our Coat Drive 2012:[alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”95046101@N07″ sid=”72157633465621190″ imgl=”fancybox” style=”wall” row=”4″ grwidth=”800″ grheight=”600″ num=”200″ align=”center” max=”200″ nocredit=”1″]
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