The Winter Coat Amnesty was born in November 2011. Every year and in the run up to Christmas via Facebook, Twitter, our website and the local media, volunteers invite local people to donate their unwanted items of winter clothing to the region’s homeless, isolated and vulnerably housed.
In the years since, the campaign has grown to include the help and cooperation of dozens of local businesses which, along with the unprecedented generosity of the general public, has transformed the humble idea into an important annual event.
Now organised by two of the five founding members and longtime Crisis Christmas volunteers Andy Brown and Claire Paczko, the appeal has now garnered many thousands of unwanted winter clothing since its inception, and every year dozens of businesses and organisations from across the North East act as donation stations.
This year, 2014, Cool Designs Ltd has become of one of the donation stations for your unwanted winter clothing. These can be dropped in to our Sunderland office by the 7th December and we will ensure they are sent across in good time for distribution.
You can read more at Winter Coat Amnesty.