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How to Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive This Holiday Season

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    Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating to the NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and Comcast Making A Difference Coat Drive. (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating to the NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and Comcast Making A Difference Coat Drive.

    Donate a new or gently used coat to the Salvation Army as part of the annual event. Special thanks to our Coat Drive partner, Metra.

    See below for a full list of collection locations and dates.

    NBC 5/ Telemundo Chicago
    454 N. Columbus, Chicago 60611
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    BNSF Metra Station
    233 N. Broadway, Aurora 60505
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    1090 N. Route 59 Aurora 60504
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    105 E. 4th Ave. Naperville 60540
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    1000 Front St. Lisle 60532
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    5000 Belmont Ave. Downers Grove 60515
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    5001 Main St. Downers Grove 60515
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    1 West Quincy Westmont 60559
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    1 South Prospect Ave. Clarendon Hills 60514
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    21 East Hinsdale Ave. Hinsdale 60521
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    914 Burlington Ave. Western Springs 60558
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    25 W. Burlington Rd. LaGrange 60525
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    BNSF Metra Station
    6801 Windsor Ave. Berwyn 60402
    Nov. 1-Nov. 30

    Metra
    233 N. Broadway, Aurora 60505
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Metra
    500 W. Jackson, Chicago 60661
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Metra
    414 S. LaSalle, Chicago 60605
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Metra
    151 E. Randolph, Chicago 60601
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Metra
    500 W. Madison, Chicago 60661
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Metra
    132 E. Van Buren, Chicago 60605
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Metra
    547 W. Jackson, Chicago 60661
    Nov. 28-Nov. 30

    Salvation Army
    1035 E. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights 60004
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    9000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview 60455
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    4315 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago 60613
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    2941 N Central Ave., Chicago 60634
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    5713 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 60651
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    2270 N. Clybourn, Chicago 60614
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    7511 Lemont Rd. (Suite 180), Darien 60561
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    2151 W. Devon, Chicago 60659
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    91 E. North Ave., Glendale Heights 60139
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    1590 Douglas Rd., Montgomery 60538
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    3301 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 60618
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    6715 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove 60053
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    509 N. Union Ave., Chicago 60654
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    6434 W. 63rd St., Chicago 60638
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    8732 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn 60453
    November 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    6536 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park 60304
    November 13th-December 1st

    Salvation Army
    825 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle 60172
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    2067 Lincoln Highway, St. Charles 60174
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    4335 Oakton St., Skokie 60076
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    4052 W. Grand Ave., Chicago 60651
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    3559 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee 60031
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    4400 Elm St., McHenry 60050
    Nov. 13th-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    340 Townline Rd., Mundelein 60060
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    428 S. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan 60085
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    Salvation Army
    3367 Sheridan Rd., Zion 60099
    Nov. 13-Dec. 1

    My coat is tattered. Will you still use it? If so, how does that work?

    Yes. While coats that are in wearable condition are preferred as donations to the coat drive, The Salvation Army has an extensive recycling program. Unusable coats are sold to ragging distributors. The money received for them is used to support The Salvation Army’s alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation programs, as is other revenue generated through thrift store sales. 

    How are the coats distributed?

    The Salvation Army serves over a million people each year in the Chicagoland area, including families, children and individuals. Many of those families receive assistance through the 28 corps community centers, as well as residential facilities, located throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

    Many of those served through the need-based social service and assistance programs also receive coat vouchers. In addition to those, any family or individual in need can apply for a coat voucher at any of our corps community center locations.

    Then, they can take that coat voucher to any Salvation Army Thrift Store in the list below to pick out a free coat. This distribution system allows people in need of coats to shop with the coats with dignity and select a coat that is the right size, style and weight for them.

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