Charlotte Coat Drive
with The Salvation Army

september 1 - November 13
Stay tuned for details!

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. Hear from a few Charlotteans who received coats last year from the Charlotte Coat Drive during this WBT interview.

Where to Donate Coats

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

A huge, warm thank you to the Charlotte community and our 65+ Barrel Partners throughout the Greater Charlotte area, listed below, that helped us collect a record-breaking number of coats (5,174 to be exact) in 2019. We exceeded our goal!

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
Europa Sports Products
11401 Granite St, Charlotte, NC 28273
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
Krispy Kreme - Corporate Office
2116 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203
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

Zip-Up Day

Save the date: Friday, November 13, 2020

Check back for details. We are warming up our creative juices ...

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 Finale Party.

So, plan on bringing your office, your family or your best friend to enjoy a fun-filled, feel-good event as we all come together to keep Charlotte warm!

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

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