"Coats For Kids" Launches For 12th Year in Partnership Between CD One Price Cleaners and the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
OAKBROOK, IL — For the 12th consecutive year, CD One Price Cleaners and the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago are teaming up to help local children stay warm this winter with “Coats for Kids” as part of CD One’s commitment to its communities.
“Coats for Kids” is a charitable coat-donation program benefiting underserved children and families of the Angel Harvey Family Health Center. The program runs from October 29 to November 12, 2022.
How it works: CD One Price Cleaners, Chicagoland’s leading dry cleaning and laundry franchise, will collect donated, gently used coats at all 36 locations in Illinois and Indiana, including Chicago city and suburbs. Donated coats will be cleaned at the CD One locations and picked up by the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.
“CD One is passionate about providing underserved youths in our community with proper clothing to navigate Chicago’s frigid winters,” said CD One Price Cleaners’ Vice President of Marketing Jonathon Reckles. “We’re excited to once again partner with the Infant Welfare Society to get these coats to those who need them the most.”
Customers are encouraged to donate both child-sized and adult-sized coats and jackets.
Before the pandemic, CD One and IWS teamed up to collect 1,439 coats in 2020. This year, CD One and IWS aim to gather more than 1,500.
“We are pleased to again be working with CD One Price Cleaners — and marking the 12th anniversary of our partnership — in this year’s Fall Coat Drive,” Auxiliary Co-Presidents Liz Berglund and Maria Enright said in a joint statement. “This effort enables us to continue to benefit those we serve by bringing warm winter coats to patients at IWS Family Health. Providing these to children and families in need will make a big difference in their lives, especially in this financially challenging environment.”
“Coats for Kids” donations never go unneeded, as over 200 new patients enroll monthly at The Infant Welfare Society.
IWS Family Health serves more than 13,000 patients annually with a continuum of pediatrics, adult health, prenatal, dental care, optometry, and behavioral health services at the Angel Harvey Family Health Center in Logan Square. This “one-stop shop” ensures barrier-free access and provides a multi-service healthcare home for children and families in Chicago and the surrounding areas.
About The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago provides quality, community-based healthcare to under and uninsured, underserved children and their families who would otherwise lack access to essential medical services.