Charlotte Coat Drive
with The Salvation Army

we have concluded the 2020 charlotte coat drive

About the Coat Drive

Since 2010, Charlotte Mechanical has helped more than its customers stay warm during the cold season months. What started 10 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 6,000 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. Hear from a few Charlotteans who received coats last year from the Charlotte Coat Drive during this WBT interview.

Where to Donate Coats

We have concluded our 10th annual Charlotte Coat Drive and want to extend a warm thank you to our 2020 barrel partners! From private businesses to public companies to churches and first responders, we were fortunate to have a wide variety of partners.

If you are interested in becoming a barrel partner for our 11th annual Coat Drive in 2021, please get in touch with us: (coatdrive@charlottemechanical.com).

Amazon CLT5
7040 Derita Rd, Concord, NC 28027
Baker Mitchell Co.
1000 North Hoskins Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
Blanq Mor Real Estate Group
18509 Statesville Rd. Suite B-01 Cornelius, NC 28031
Blythe Landing Self Storage
14936 Brown Mill Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Brake & Alignment Center Inc
5026 N. Tryon St. B, Charlotte, NC 28213
4300 Golf Acres Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208
Cela Baby
18059 W. Catawba Ave., Suite #2
Cornelius, NC 28031
Charlotte Mechanical
14301 S Lakes Dr E, Charlotte, NC 28273
City Electric Supply: Indian Land
9636 Possum Hollow Road, Ft. Mill, SC
City Electric Supply: Matthews
1440 Industrial Drive, Matthews, NC
City Electric Supply: Plaza Midwood
1115 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28205
City Electric Supply: Sunset
4316 Sunset Rd, Charlotte, NC
City Electric Supply: Uptown Charlotte
1301 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC
City Electric Supply: Waxhaw
27294 Waxhaw Parkway, Waxhaw, NC
City Electric Supply: Westinghouse
2425 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Community Educational Funding
3121 Springbank Lane Suite I, Charlotte, NC 28226
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 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, Suite 200, Huntersville, NC, USA
F45 Training
1020 E 10th St Suite 2, Charlotte NC 28204
fab'rik - South Charlotte
7314 Waverly Walk Ave., Suite E-6, Charlotte, NC
FedEx Ground
6600 CSX Way, Charlotte, NC 28214, USA
3000-N Crosspoint Center Lane
First National Bank
6701 Carmel Rd., Suite 102, Charlotte, NC
Firefighters Union - Local 660: International Association of Firefighters
Palmer Building: 2601 East 7th St., Charlotte
Krispy Kreme - Corporate Office
2116 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Microsoft (local location)
8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273
Neptune Society
303 E Woodlawn Rd. 400, Charlotte, NC 28217
Next Level Gymnastics Academy
732 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Resolute Building Company
211 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte
4015 Stuart Andrew Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
Samet Corporation
5605 Carnegie Boulevard, #310, Charlotte, NC, USA
Scott Insurance
521 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC, USA
Sheriff's Department - Charlotte
801 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28202
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

Zip-Up Day

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED - check our Facebook page to see all the fun!

Zip-Up Day is how we are zipping up the 10th annual Charlotte Coat Drive! Bring your coats to the parking lot of Dilworth Neighborhood Grille and you'll be greeted with free food, music, mascots, giveaways and some zippy surprises.

In accordance with the N.C. face covering mandate, we will be wearing face coverings & ask that you do as well.

Our "drive-through" style event makes it easy for you to drive through with donations & go. We are also offering a contact-free drop-off station. Simply pull up in your car, pop your trunk & we will grab your donations.

If you do park, please continue to wear your face covering and social distance with anyone outside of your group.

Friday, Nov. 13
7 a.m. – 4 p.m

Free Food: while supplies last

  • Chick-fil-A biscuits

  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille box lunch


  • Stilt Walker, Homer the Dragon & Chubby Checker

  • Music all day from Carolina DJ Professionals

Our Media Partners

Barrel Partners

Zip-Up Day Partners