The date for this year’s event is set for Saturday, December 21, 2019 from Noon until 4pm at Whitney Young HS in Chicago’s West Loop. This year's game will feature Evanston Township HS Alums.
Our mission for this event is to help the less fortunate brace for another brutal Chicago winter season by urging our guests to bring new or slightly used winter coats to donate, while also meeting and reconnecting with friends and family over a competitive game of basketball featuring alums from Whitney Young and Evanston Township. This event is open to everyone as we are looking to bring the Chicago community together and beyond. Last year we raised over 800 coats at the drive!!!
In 2016, we partnered with a 1st grade class at Howe Elementary on Chicago’s Westside with an ambitious goal to purchase 31 Brand-New winter coats for the entire first grade class and fortunately we were able to accomplish that goal with your support!!!
This year our goal is to take the event to all-time highs in regards to coats collected and new coats purchased just ahead of Christmas day.
Your support is needed and greatly appreciated. Please visit our Crowdrise donation link and consider making a donation. All donations are IRS tax deductible.
Proceeds will be used to purchase coats and cover minimal expenses in order to make the event a memorable experience for all.
We would like for everyone to come out and support as we strive to bring positive energy to our community and beyond. It is very important that we make an impact on children and do our part in giving them hope for the future.
Through the coat drive, it is also our goal to raise awareness and funds for our non-profit organization, The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation.
Our mission is to expose “at-risk” and inner-city youth to “Atypical” sports as a means to increase awareness, leading to increased participation, which ultimately increases their chances of graduating high school and attending college. For more information on the coat drive please visit wycoatdrive.info.
We appreciate your support and thanks so much for taking the time to read this email! Please forward this email to people within your network--lets spread some good news about Chicago and our youth.
Any support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
We hope to see you at Whitney Young the Saturday before Christmas!!! Thanks for your consideration!
The Whitney Young Coat Drive Planning Committee.