After a two very successful collection drives this year, a shoe drive in March and a tent and sleeping bag drive in August, Maine Sport Outfitters is once again teaming up with the Knox County Homeless Coalition to help those in need. Throughout the month of October, Maine Sport will be collecting gently used or new winter coats to donate to this Rockport-based organization, the only homeless organization serving Knox, Waldo and northern Lincoln counties. Men’s, women’s and children’s coats in clean and usable condition will be accepted, waterproof and insulated coats preferred.
Maine Sport Outfitters’ Rockport and Camden locations will be collecting gently used winter coats during the entire month of October. As an incentive and thank you, those who donate a winter coat in good or new condition will receive a special $10 coupon, good towards a purchase of $100 or more of any in-stock merchandise at either store location.
For more information, give us a call at 207-236-7120 or visit us in-store.
About the Knox County Homeless Coalition
Knox County Homeless Coalition is the only dedicated homeless services organization with outreach throughout Knox, Waldo and parts of northern Lincoln County— helping families achieve sustainable independence and a hopeful future. Their client-focused approach begins with building trusting relationships, identifies and builds on an individual’s strengths and simultaneously works to break down barriers to independence. KCHC is committed to delivering all services with respect, dignity and genuine caring. They also innovate around systemic change to solve root causes of homelessness in the Midcoast through collaboration.
KCHC’s success rate of sustainability, for clients who remain engaged in the full program is 92%. Programs include: Hospitality House Family Shelter; comprehensive case management; The Landing Place Youth Program; transportation; emergency services and supply store; and outbound food distribution and pantry.