Charlotte Coat Drive
with The Salvation Army

Begins September 2019

About the Coat Drive

Since 2010, Charlotte Mechanical has helped more than its customers stay warm during the cold season months. What started nine years ago as a small donation of coats from owners Steve and Nancy McLaughlin and their friends, has now become the company’s largest community event. Through the love, generosity and help of special partnerships, the Coat Drive continues to grow each year. Our goal is to collect 5,000 coats for the Salvation Army this year! We invite you to help us keep Charlotte warm.

About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte has served the residents of Mecklenburg and Union Counties since 1904 with care and encouragement to people in need every day. All coats collected will be distributed to their men, women and children’s shelters and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Charlotte Mechanical funds everything 100% with zero cost to The Salvation Army or any location.

Where to Donate Coats

We are so grateful to our Barrel Partners who are spread out through the Greater Charlotte area, making it easy for you to drop off a new or gently used coat. Take a look at the map to see which barrel location is near you! And, mark your calendar for our Warmup Finale Party on Nov. 15 at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. It’s a fun-filled and lively party, replete with entertainment, onsite activities, free food ... and of course, more coat collection! You won’t want to miss this community celebration.

Amazon CLT5
7040 Derita Rd, Concord, NC 28027
ARC Document Solutions
800 Clanton Road S, Charlotte, NC 28217
Baker Mitchell Co.
1000 North Hoskins Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
Brake & Alignment Center Inc
5026 N. Tryon St. B, Charlotte, NC 28213
Carocon Corporation
5934 Old Pineville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Charlotte Mechanical
14301 S Lakes Dr E, Charlotte, NC 28273
CMPD - Central Division
119 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Eastway Division
3505 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Freedom Division
4150 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Hickory Grove Division
5727-A North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Independence Division
9315-G Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Metro Division
1118 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - North Division
10430-R Harris Oaks Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Providence Division
715 North Wendover Road, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - South Division
8050 Corporate Center Drive, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Steele Creek Division
2227 Westinghouse Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - North Tryon Division
4045 North Tryon Street, Suite B, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - University Division
8401-120 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC, USA
CMPD - Westover Division
2550 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
Coca Cola
5001 Chesapeake Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216
Cregger Company
4700-B North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, USA
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
911 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Elite Cleaners at Austin Village
1321 Chestnut Ln, Matthews, NC 28104
Elite Cleaners Carmel Commons
6658 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
Elite Cleaners Morrocroft Village
3904 Colony Rd # C, Charlotte, NC 28211
Elite Cleaners Olde Town
4100 Carmel Rd # J, Charlotte, NC 28226
Elite Cleaners Shops at Sun Valley
6640 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Elite Cleaners at Stevens Mill Crossing
7900 Stevens Mill Rd, Stallings, NC 28104
Elite Cleaners Stonecrest
7864 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
Ensemble Health Partners
13620 Reese Boulevard, Huntersville, NC, USA
Ensemble Health Partners
9713 Northcross Center Ct., Huntersville, NC 28078
Entercom (WBT & the Link radio stations)
1 Julian Price Place, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA
FedEx Ground
6600 CSX Way, Charlotte, NC 28214, USA
Ferguson Plumbing
5025 Sunset Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269, USA
Ferguson Plumbing Supply
129 W Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Ferguson Waterworks
5001 Sunset Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269, USA
First National Bank
6701 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC, USA
Hendrick Motorsports (Team Store & Museum)
4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
Humane Society of Union County/Monroe Spay & Neuter Clinic
4015 Waxhaw Hwy, Monroe, NC 28112, United States
9009 Perimeter Woods Drive, Suite H, Charlotte, NC 28216
Microsoft (local location)
8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273
Movement School
2701 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC, USA
Next Level Gymnastics Academy
732 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Palisade Clubhouse (The Regency at the Palisade)
15705 Lake Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC 28278, USA
Resolute Building Company
211 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Samet Corporation
5605 Carnegie Boulevard, #310, Charlotte, NC, USA
Scott Insurance
521 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC, USA
Shear Illusions
201 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.
5950 Fairview Rd #400, Charlotte, NC 28210
Skatell's Manufacturing Jewelers
9433 Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville, NC 28134
Skufca Law
1514 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC, USA
Southeastern Freight Lines
11700 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273
State Farm and Jan's Grands
4805 Park Rd, Suite 103, Charlotte, NC 28209
Steele Creek Church of Charlotte
1929 W. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Steele Creek Church of Charlotte – Berewick Campus
5735 Dixie River Rd. Charlotte, NC 28278
The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte
4015 Stuart Andrew Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
5815 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2500 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
5897 Hemby Rd, Weddington, NC 28104, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
3020 Hilliard Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4000 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
7032 McIIwaine Rd, Huntersville, NC 280785, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
700 E. Sunset Drive, Monroe, NC 28112, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1601 Cooper Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
13925 Thompson Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227, USA

Warmup Finale Party

Whether you’ve already cleaned out your closet and donated coats or you still need to drop off some outerwear, all are welcome to join us for some fun at our Warmup Finale Party. We’ll keep you warm all day! In the morning, warm up with coffee and breakfast from Chick-fil-A. At lunchtime, warm up your winter look with a makeup tutorial led by professional (Charlotte celebrity) makeup artist, Lindsey Regan Thorne. In the afternoon, warm up those muscles with one of three outdoor workouts.

So, bring your office, your family or your best friend to enjoy entertainment, food, activities and more as we all come together to keep Charlotte warm!

Friday, Nov. 15
7 a.m. – 4 p.m

Free Food: while supplies last

  • Chick-fil-A breakfast

  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille lunch


  • “Warmup Your Winter Look” - makeup tutorial by Lindsey Regan Thorne (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

  • Photo opps with your favorite sports team mascots

  • "Warmup Your Muscles" - Cardio Funk outdoor workout with Lem Houston (Noon-12:45 p.m.)*

  • "Warmup Your Muscles" - Sweat Express indoor workout at CrossFit Dilworth (11:30-noon and 1-1:30 p.m.)*

    *To participate in a class, please donate a coat or $10 upon entry. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army.

Music All Day:

  • 107.9 the Link

  • Carolina DJ Professionals

Our Media Partners

Barrel Partners

Entertainment & Activity Partners