BLOG ARCHIVE | Worldwide Staff Keeps Chicago Warm

Written by Karina Kedaitis


Generosity is alive and well among the staff at Worldwide Material Handling!  Their most recent charity venture involved collecting coats, hats, and gloves over the past couple of months. The entirety of collected goods were donated to the Chicago Bears Coat Drive – an annual drive now in its 31st year running. Jewel Osco partners with the Bears for this cause by collecting these donations at every single Jewel location across Chicagoland. The Salvation Army then takes the wheel and distributes the winter clothing to people in need throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

Staff members Charlotte, Jose, and Donna with donations.

With Chicago winters being as ruthless as they are, these donations bring a significant change to the lives of people we may pass every day on the street. For many people waiting to receive coats from this program, a coat could mean staying warm on their walk to school or while outside at recess. To others, it could be a promise of simply staying alive overnight.

Worldwide’s staff took to their own closets for these donations which resulted in a total of 40 coats, 11 pairs of gloves, and 6 hats! They are hopeful that these items will help make life a little easier for at least 40 people this winter. 


CLICK HERE for more information about the Chicago Bears Coat Drive. Donating is as easy as driving to your nearest Jewel-Osco!


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