For the 23rd year, Reinhart Realtors is teaming up with our agents and with the people of Washtenaw County (that’s you!) to collect winter coat donations. From October 29th through November 30th, you can bring new and gently used coats to any of our Charles Reinhart Sales Offices and to any open house hosted by a Reinhart agent during the month of November.
We have six office locations total: four in Ann Arbor, one in Chelsea and one in Saline. To see those specific locations, click here. And to preview all our open houses and find out where and when you can drop off in your neighborhood, click here.
In 2018, our goal is to collect 2,000 total coats for adults and children. Last year, with your help, we collected more than 1,100, and over the last 23 years of the Reinhart Coat Drive, we’ve collected more than 23,000 coats!
Together, they’re all working to ensure the homeless, struggling and underserved in our communities are cared for. Here in Michigan, that care becomes even more necessary during the biting winter months. According to Washtenaw Housing Alliance, more than 4,600 people experienced homelessness over the course of one year in 2014 and 38% of those were families with young children.
Whether living on the streets or in homes without adequate heating, these families struggle to stay warm during the fall, winter and even the early spring. And if you’ve lived in the mitten very long, you understand why. Here in Ann Arbor, we get an average of 57 inches of snowfall each year and our average low temperature in January is just 18 degrees.
So join the cause with us this November and bring a new or gently used coat to one of our offices or open houses.
We hope to see you soon!
Coat donations can be dropped at any of our six Charles Reinhart Sales Offices and at any open house hosted by a Reinhart agent during the month of November. You can see our office locations here and our list of upcoming open houses here.
Over the coat drive’s 21-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 21,000 coats, all of which have been donated to agencies in our community. The need for winter coats, especially for children, continues to be great. The 22nd Annual Coat Drive hopes to help fill that need in our community as the weather gets colder.
For more information about the 22nd Annual Coat Drive, please contact Greer Thibodeau, Marketing Coordinator at 734-669-5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with the help of Reinhart staff and agents, area dry cleaners and the overwhelming support of the community, we were able to collect, clean and donate 12,66 winter coats to more than thirty local agencies.We would like to thank all those who supported our 21st Annual Coat Drive.
We have been fortunate to partner with local dry cleaners to clean the winter coats we collect before we donate them to local agencies. Thank you to Capitol Cleaners and Chelsea Cleaners for their generosity.
Thank you to Nadine Alpern, Michelle Boose, Laurie Buys, Liz Crowe, Amy Courtney, Michelle Elie, Kathy Frey, Kathy Hay, Kelley Krahn, Todd Lands, Laurie Reynolds, Nicole Palmieri, Michelle Shulman and Kathy Van Zwolland for serving as Reinhart Coat Drive Captains!
We hope to continue the Coat Drive again next year, with the support of our community, to provide coats for those in need. We are very thankful to everyone who participated!
Please support our partners:
Capitol Cleaners, our original partner
551 E. Michigan, Saline
113 Park Street, Chelsea
In no time at all, warm coats will be needed by many people who can’t afford them. Over the Coat Drive’s 20-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 19,000 new and gently used winter coats. Many wonder, where do the coats go?
We contact several local agencies annually to determine their needs in terms of winter coats. This year we will be donating coats to: