24th Annual Chicago Bears/Jewel Osco Coat Drive

The Chicago Bears and Jewel Osco are teaming up to tackle the cold winter season…for the 24th year in a row! Over the years, the drive has collected thousands of coats which have provided people in need warmth for the cold Chicago winters.  This is one of the most basic needs of the people who turn to the Salvation Army for help. The goal this year is to collect 30,000 coats to give to needy families and individuals.

New and gently used coats can be donated at all Jewel-Osco locations throughout Chicagoland from NOW until December 16th, 2012. To find a store near you, please visit www.JewelOsco.com.


2 Comments on “24th Annual Chicago Bears/Jewel Osco Coat Drive

  1. My name is Shamika Woodard and I really need help this year. I lost my job in January and God bless me with a new job 5 months later but I only work part time and seeking assistance with providing my kids with winter clothes, boots and a coat. I have 2 kids my son 6 years old and has Austim and my daughter is 3 years old and has Asthma. I live in Summit, IL and move here in Sept 2011 and 16 days later our apartment was caught on fire. I lost everything and been rebuilding my life since then. Red Cross came out the night of the fire and provided us with debit cards in the amount of 350.00 to help buy the kids clothes and food. I make just enough money to pay my bills and buy house needs but not enough to have a phone or buy clothes that we need. I’m currently seeking full time employment but at this time I only work 25 hours a week and bring home only 1,002.00 a month and my rent is 800.00 my kids tution is 155.00 my light & gas varies but having 2 small kids and no child support is taking a toll on me. I just need help this year. I never been the receiver always been the giver so I don’t know how this works but I know if you don’t ask then you will never know if someone could or would help. I just want my kids to be warm I can go without food & clothes but my kids can’t their so young. Their dad walked away from them 5 years ago once I found out my son has Austim. I do not want to move back to the city of Chicago my son need all the help he can get and the school he attends now has change my son life in so many ways. He can talk a little more, he can pronounce some food but at least he doesn’t point at everything like he use to. The city CPS wasn’t able to help my son like the suburbs have and I move to provide a better life for my kids and I just been having a hard time and need a little push so I can get back on my feet

    Thanks in advance
    Shamika Woodard

    • Hello Ms. Woodard,
      To receive assistance from The Salvation Army, please contact us at 773-205-3520. If necessary, leave a voice message and someone will return your call.