Coats of Love Spreads Warmth in Southern Maryland

Kimberly Bean
Published on October 4, 2018

Coats of Love Spreads Warmth in Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland’s long-range forecast is showing temperatures in the 70s and 80s, but winter and frigid temperatures will be here before you know it!

And while many kids in Southern Maryland are prepared for cold weather and snow, many others don’t have the right gear to keep them warm throughout the winter.

That’s why nearly 20 years ago, REALTOR Anna Jones of EXIT Landmark Realty launched Coats of Love. She had a strong desire to provide warmth for children and adults in Southern Maryland who need it, and she began the program to enlist the community’s help.

From now through Nov. 9, you can donate new or gently used coats to Coats of Love using one of seven drop-off points in Southern Maryland. All sizes of coats are needed, but there is a special need for coats for school-age children in sizes 5 to 16.

The drop-off sites are:

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

RE/MAX One
2530 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

RE/MAX One
172 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

CHARLES COUNTY

RE/MAX One
107 Centennial Street, Suite 200
La Plata, MD 20646

EXIT Landmark Realty
4550 Crain Highway
White Plains, MD 20695

Waterstone Mortgage Corporation
3435 Rockefeller Court
Waldorf, MD 20602

C & F Mortgage Corporation
3720 Leonardtown Road, Suite 201
Waldorf, MD 20601

CALVERT COUNTY

Southern Trust Mortgage
90 Holiday Dr.
Solomons, MD 20688

Other Ways to Give

You can also order a coat and have it shipped directly to a donation location! You can ship your order to one of these addresses:

Kimberly Bean
c/o RE/MAX One
107 Centennial St., Suite 200
La Plata, MD 20646

Anna Jones
c/o EXIT Landmark Realty
4550 Crain Highway
White Plains, MD 20695

Be sure to email a copy of your order confirmation to [email protected] so that organizers know your order is coming.

How to Prepare Your Coat for Donation

How do you know if a coat is suitable for donation? Coats should be in brand-new, like-new, or gently used condition. Still not sure? Ask yourself whether you would let your own children wear the coat. If the answer is no, the coat is not suitable for donation.

Follow these guidelines for preparing your coat for donation:

  • Check for rips and stains on the outside
  • Check the inner liner for tears
  • Make sure the zippers work
  • Make sure buttons and snaps are property attached
  • Check for odors
  • Empty the pockets

For more information, follow Coats of Love on Facebook or visit its website, http://coatsoflove.com/.

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