Charlotte Coat Drive
with The Salvation Army

now - November 13
donate today!

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

Meet our 2020 barrel partners! Click the map below to find a location near you. From private businesses to public companies to churches and first responders, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of partners. There are 50+ locations this year where you can drop a new or gently/used coat.

We recommend that you check the organization's website for hours of operation and any specific Covid-related safety measures.

If you are interested in becoming a barrel partner for our 10th annual Coat Drive in 2020, please get in touch with us: (coatdrive@charlottemechanical.com).

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
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
Carocon Corporation
5934 Old Pineville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
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
Chirolife Wellness Center
584 Brawley School Rd #105, Mooresville, NC 28117
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 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, 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
Ferguson Plumbing
5025 Sunset Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269, USA
Ferguson Plumbing Supply
129 W Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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
HeartLight Spiritual Center
7300 Mallard Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Hilti North America
801 Clanton Road, Suite 113 Charlotte, NC 28217
Krispy Kreme - Corporate Office
2116 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Latter-Day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ of)
5815 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226, USA
Latter-Day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ of)
5897 Hemby Rd., Weddington, NC 28104, USA
Latter-Day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ of)
700 East Sunset Dr., Monroe, NC 28112, USA
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
Palisade Clubhouse (The Regency at the Palisades)
15705 Lake Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC 28278, USA
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

Whether you plan on cleaning out your closet or buying new coats when the campaign kicks off, or want to wait to drop off men's, women's or children's coats, all are welcome to join us for some fun at our Zip-Up Day.

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. Drive through and go or join us for a bit.

NOTE: This year we'll also offer a contact-free drive-through. Stay in your car and just pop your trunk.

Check back closer to the day for any logistics updates due to the pandemic.

Friday, Nov. 13
7 a.m. – 4 p.m

Free Food: while supplies last

  • Chick-fil-A breakfast

  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille box lunch


  • Local sports mascots & more!

  • Music all day from Carolina DJ Professionals

Our Media Partners

Barrel Partners

Zip-Up Day Partners