Winter Warmer Coat Drive 2022


What is the Winter Warmer Coat Drive?

Throughout October and November, we will be collecting good condition ‘pre-loved’ or brand-new winter coats so that we can support the families referred to our Food Bank, ahead of the upcoming harsh winter.

What are we collecting?

Men’s, women’s and children’s winter coats. All sizes from infant to adult XXL are needed. Parkas, puffer jackets, hooded coats, faux furs… we’ll take them all!

What requirements do we have?

We ask that the donated coats are in good condition. Please wash items before donating, and do not donate any items that have tears, stains or holes. A big part of our ethos is to extend dignity to our guests; if you wouldn’t wear it, we wouldn’t pass it on to one of our guests.

How can I donate?

You can drop off coats to the main Sufra building at 160 Pitfield Way, NW10 0PW between Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00.

If you are unable to donate within these hours, please leave them in our yellow collection bins outside of the building.

If you have collected lots of coats and you need help getting it to us – give us a call on 0203 441 1335 and we may be able to help!

I want more info!

Our Winter Warmer Distribution will provide coats for:

  • Local Brent residents struggling to make ends meet
  • Young families without enough money to buy new winter coats for their children
  • Refugees and Asylum seekers in Brent, who are facing their first winter in the UK

While Sufra are well known for providing food aid, we recognise that poverty affects all aspects of our guests lives. It is estimated that a quarter of all people living in the UK may be unable to turn their heating on from the autumn. The average family spend 93% of their combined income on their everyday living expenses, and therefore struggle with any one-off costs, such as buying a winter coat for their children.

The Winter Warmer Coat distribution is just one part of the holistic support we will be providing our guests this winter, including subject-specific energy workshops and tailored money-saving information.

Please get your coats to us by Friday 25th November.

How else can I support the Coat Drive?

If you can collect a large amount of winter coats from your own networks, including your neighbours, place of worship or workplace, then we can support you. Email me at nina@sufra-nwlondon.org.uk.

Please get in touch if you would like a Coat Collection Bin to rally your community and collect as much as possible! The more donations we receive, the more families we will be able to support.

Together, we can keep hundreds of people in our community warm through the winter.

Yours,

Nina

Food Aid and Volunteer Manager

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