Teach Your Kids About Giving Back: Burlington Coat Drive

Burlington Stores sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

With the cold Winter weather upon us I am constantly worrying about my boys staying warm. We are extremely blessed to be able to provide coats for our kids so that they are warm all Winter long. But, there are families who are in desperate need of jackets and coats.

Now that they holidays are over I wanted to focus on teaching my boys about the importance of giving back and helping people in need. Once a month, my kids and I, gather items around our house to donate like toys, clothes, shoes, etc. Since I know how vital it is for families to stay warm during the Winter I thought it would be the perfect time to donate any coats that we have that my kids have outgrown. We live close to a Burlington Store which hosts the “Warm Coats and Warm Hearts” coat drive every year to help out people in the community. Each Burlington Store encourages you to donate a gently-worn coat to help local families in need and in exchange they will give you a 10% off your entire purchase.

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

Even though my boys are still young I want to teach them about the importance of giving back to our community and understanding that there are people who need our help. I am happy to share these learning experiences with my kids. So, not only did we gather up the coats that we had but we also asked for the help of family and friends.

My boys loved having a job to do. Before they filled up the bags they could not resist playing in the pile of coat first!

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

We ended up having 21 coats to donate! We filled up the car and headed to our local Burlington store.

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

Once we were at Burlington the donation box was easy to find since it was right at the entrance of the store. The boys deposited all the coats into the box and it really filled it up since there were only 2 coats inside it when we arrived.

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

The store manager then came over and thanked us for our donation and we were given our 10% off coupons. My oldest son was proud that we were able to help and he really felt good about it.

Burlington Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive

I loved teaching my kids about helping other people. It was hard for them to understand that there are people who do not have coats, but this really allowed them to fully learn since they could participate in donating.

Donate your coats now to the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive!

Donate a gently-worn coat at your nearby Burlington to help those locally in need. And when you do, receive Burlington’s thanks – 10% off your entire purchase.

Burlington, a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day, continues to help local communities stay warm with their annual Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive. Donated coats stay locally within each store community and are given to those most in need. With each coat donation, customers receive 10% off their entire purchase as Burlington’s thank you. A great way to give back and save money at the same time! Visit the Coat Drive site to learn more and where you can donate by 1/19/2015.

Donate a gently-worn coat at your nearby Burlington to help those locally in need. And when you do, receive Burlington’s thanks – 10% off your entire purchase.

Burlington, a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day, continues to help local communities stay warm with their annual Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive. Donated coats stay locally within each store community and are given to those most in need.  With each coat donation, customers receive 10% off their entire purchase as Burlington’s thank you.  A great way to give back and save money at the same time! Visit the Coat Drive site to learn more and where you can donate by 1/19/2015.

Burlington Stores sponsored this blog post.  The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. That is a wonderful lesson to teach the kids. It is so important to give back and the coat drive is amazing.

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