FWDG’s 30th annual winter coat drive began on Sunday, November 1st and will run through December 31st, 2020. The event collects winter coats for children and adults throughout Beaufort County.
Area residents are encouraged to donate gently-worn winter coats, sweaters and warm clothes such as scarves, hats, or gloves/mittens. Over the course of the past 29 years, FWDG has collected more than 45,000 garments for those in need. The coat drive benefits two local non-profit organizations: Help of Beaufort and The Deep Well Project of Hilton Head Island.
FWDG organizes all aspects of this event: promotion, collection, temporary storage, and transportation of the new coats. FWDG staff across the company rally to raise awareness of the project.
“We had no idea when we first brainstormed the Coat Drive idea 30 years ago that it would eventually benefit thousands of children and adults in Beaufort County,” said Larry Mark, founder and President of FWDG. “So not only warming but heartwarming, too! We invite you to go through your closets and find a garment to give. It means a lot to a fellow neighbor in your town who is struggling to keep himself or family warm.”
Donation Drop Off Point: FWDG (Foyer)
745 Robert Smalls Parkway (One Mile East of the Broad River Bridge)
Beaufort, SC 29906
About Help of Beaufort: Help of Beaufort provides mobile meals, clothing and financial assistance. The organization is located at 2 Ice House Road, Beaufort, SC 29906. www.HelpofBeaufort.org.
About The Deep Well Project in Hilton Head: Deep Well is a volunteer organization that provides basic assistance in emergency situations. Deep Well receives no government-funding and over 90% of each donation goes directly to program services. www.DeepWellProject.org. 2