Rick Rack Textiles is on the hunt for some warm, lightly worn winter coats to help find new homes for people who don’t have one.
For the second year in a row, the company is collecting winter coats that people no longer want and redistributing them to various organizations in Calgary.
“Donating a coat is an easy and convenient way to help those in need in Calgary and it has an immediate and direct impact on our most vulnerable,” Rick Rack owner Veronica Murphy said in a statement. “With the rising cost of living and economic uncertainties, it’s our privilege as a small business to find ways to help.”
Anyone who donates a coat is eligible to enter to win one of five prizes worth $200 or more.
“We asked our business neighbors and dealers for donations and they answered our call with flying colors, so we created five prize packs, twice as many as last year!” Murphy said. “In addition to our tailoring-related awards, some of our donors include Bono Coffee, Cabin Brewery, Freyja Antiques and Decor, Pretty Sweet Bake Shop and Marble Slab Creamery – meaning there’s something for everyone in the lots.”
The company hopes to redistribute 200 coats.
“We think it’s a win-win,” Murphy said, “because people can donate a coat knowing that children, women and men in need will receive a warm coat as a gift. of our community this winter!
Coats are accepted at Rick Rack until November 30 from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Rick Rack Textiles is Calgary’s largest apparel-focused sewing supply store. It is located at 4704 Manhattan Rd. SE in the Manchester CBD.