SEATTLE, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer announces today the launch of a coat drive in partnership with One Warm Coat, the only national non-profit organization that works with local agencies to distribute donated coats for free, to people in need.
Today through Sunday, November 2, 2014 all 330 Eddie Bauer retail and outlet stores across North America will be collecting new and gently used coats on behalf of One Warm Coat. People can also make a $5 donation directly to One Warm Coat by texting COLD to 80100 ($5 will be added to the donor's cell phone bill. Standard message and data rates may apply).
"For nearly 100 years, Eddie Bauer has built the world's best outerwear to combat the cold," says Mike Egeck, Chief Executive Officer of Eddie Bauer. "A warm winter coat is a necessity for all. We are proud to support One Warm Coat on this campaign that gives back to those in need in our local communities."
One Warm Coat has a long-standing commitment with groups, companies and organizations across the country to deliver donated coats directly to local agencies who in turn ensure coats are distributed free of charge to people in need.
"We are extremely proud to partner with Eddie Bauer this fall," says Jennifer Stockard, president of One Warm Coat. "Eddie Bauer's personal experience with hypothermia and the company's continuing dedication to his passion of providing warmth and protection to those who spend significant time out in the cold makes them a perfect match for One Warm Coat."
For a list of the store locations, please visit www.eddiebauer.com.
ABOUT ONE WARM COAT
One Warm Coat is national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than four million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992. For information about One Warm Coat, visit www.onewarmcoat.org
ABOUT EDDIE BAUER
Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells sportswear, outerwear, footwear, gear and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle. Eddie Bauer is a nationally recognized brand that stands for high quality, innovation, style, and customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately 400 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Japan through catalog sales and online at www.eddiebauer.com. Eddie Bauer is proud to be named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion.
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