The Big Reno Coat Drive began in 2005, and was founded by Sean Nichols. Over the years there have been many local businesses that have joined in to support the coat drive. Currently they work with over 8 different local companies; including AIMS Power, Evergreen Carpet Care, Nevada Blue and High Sierra Cycling.
The goal of the 2012 Big Reno Coat Drive is to collect 1500 coats before November 30th, 2012. They work in conjunction with the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission to distribute e the coats that are donated. The coat drive is looking for children’s, women’s and men’s coats in all sizes. These coats go directly back into the Reno/Sparks area.
“We take the time on the weekends to go downtown and hand out coats to people who are living on the street” explains Nichols. Over the last 6 years, with the help of sponsors and this community they have collected over 5000 coats. In these tough economic times there are many people in need here in Northern Nevada.
If you or your company is interested in helping with the 2012 Big Reno Coat Drive please visit our website Bigrenocoatdrive.org for drop off locations and how people can get involved.
About The Big Reno Coat Drive
The Big Reno Coat Drive was founded in 2005 by Sean Nichols. The mission of the coat drive is simple “People helping People.” Over the last 6 years with the help of local businesses and residents, we have collected over 5000 coats.
The coats we collect are handed out on the streets of Reno and Sparks; they are also given to the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission. We have been working with the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission for many years and they share the same passion for helping others as we do. If you have a local group or organization that needs coats, please let us know.