SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-five million Americans are currently living in poverty. For these families and individuals, a warm coat is a budget extra they simply cannot afford. Blinq partnered with One Warm Coat to collect clean, gently used warm coats to support the coat drive program.
In December 2015, Blinq turned its pods into donation stations for commuters who wanted to drop off coats for people in need. Blinq Brand Ambassadors collected 44 coats in all, and will be handing off the items to the St. Anthony Foundation, an organization that provides essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty.
Customers who weren't able to donate can still get involved:
- Text "WARM" to 80100 to donate $10 to One Warm Coat
- Visit www.onewarmcoat.org/donate.
"For more than 20 years we have been working to provide a warm coat to anyone who needs one. We are so thankful for our many coat drive ambassadors, like Blinq, who volunteer their time, resources and energy to help their neighbors in need. Together, we can reach our goal of warming one million people each winter, one community at a time!" commented Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.
About One Warm Coat
One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since its inception in 1992, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away over 4 million coats. www.onewarmcoat.org
Blinq is a retail ecosystem providing commuters with unique brand experiences and concierge services across the BART network. The blinq mobile app and the blinq pods--located on the concourse--host a rotating selection of pop up shops, local events and exclusive happenings that help people take care of errands, discover new products and unearth cultural finds. Visit www.getblinq.com for more information.