​Wrap Up London Returns 2016

​Wrap Up London Returns 2016

Donate your old coats and jackets to charity

The biggest coat drive #WrapUpLondon is back this November from the 7th – 18th. This year they’re pledging to collect a massive 15,000 coats and redistribute to those in need.  It’s a colossal task, all done by volunteers and Safestore is proud to be involved for the 6th year running.

The number of people in London who are homeless has increased by 127% in the last 5 years and the winter months are the most challenging for those who may be sleeping rough.  And as always Londoners came out in force to support a good cause, last year they donated nearly 14,000 coats.

How many coats do you have hanging in your hallway?  When is the last time you’ve worn some of them?  Are they a bit snug but you’re hoping to get back into them at some point?

We’re all guilty of this but it’s now a great time to go through your wardrobes and find some good quality warm coats which could make a huge difference to someone who is facing the elements this winter.
 

Where to donate your old coats

On the 7th-9th of November coat collections will be taking place in London at a number of dedicated Tube Stations between 7am and 11am (Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Victoria, London Bridge, Waterloo, Canary Wharf, Highbury & Islington and Euston).  The coats will then be transported by K2 to three of our London stores for sorting and redistributing.

This year there is an extra special plea for more men’s coats as there tends to be a higher demand for these. 
wrap up london 2016 need mens coatCoats can also be dropped off at our Clapham, Pentonville and Notting Hill Safestores until the 18th of November 2016.  Our stores are typically open 8 am- 6pm Monday through Saturday with the exception of Thursdays when we are open later till 8pm AND ON Sundays from 10am-4pm.
 

Others ways to support Wrap Up London

If you don’t have any suitable coats to donate but want to help you can also make ‘virtual coat’ donations.  via text to help with financial costs. It costs as little as £3 to collect and distribute a warm coat to someone that needs it. Text HLDN14 followed by your donation amount (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070.
 
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2 comments
Maggie | 08 November 2016 at 06:01 AM
How do people from outside London get the coats to you. Maidstone/Tunbridge Wells area.
Elaine Newman | 07 November 2016 at 12:48 PM
Please can you tell me when you will be at King Cross St. Pancras station as I have three coats that l would like to donate.
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