Thirty-nine Northern California Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices, from Lake Tahoe to San Jose, will act as donation collection centers for the annual Operation: One Warm Coat collection drive through Dec. 16.
The public is encouraged to donate new and gently used winter items for the homeless and needy in their local communities.
The offfice in Novato is accepting coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, mittens, towels and blankets. Donations will be sent to local organizations benefiting those in need.
Operation: One Warm Coat was established in 1992 by a San Francisco resident who wished to donate her coat and have it provided for free to those in need. The nonprofit's mission is “to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one,” believing that “providing this simple, yet vital, service helps people live productive lives year round.” Since its small beginnings, the organization has expanded its reach across the country, helping individuals, groups, companies and organizations collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them for free to people in need.
Individuals interested in donating warm clothing and items to Operation: One Warm Coat can also drop of at the following Marin & Sonoma County Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Northern Marin
1737 Grant Ave.
Novato, CA 94945
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greenbrae
350 Bon Air Center, Ste. 100
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Southern Marin
36 Tiburon Blvd.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Petaluma
165 First Street
Petaluma, CA 94952