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Bears' 33rd annual coat drive now underway


The 33rd annual Chicago Bears Coat Drive kicked off Tuesday and will run through Jan. 9. New and gently used coats can be donated at 24 Salvation Army select Family Store locations throughout the Chicago area.

To find the location nearest to you, please visit Bears Fit, located at 155 E. Townline Road in Vernon Hills, will also accept coats from Dec. 12-19. Wm. Meyers Movers will donate the bins and handle all transport logistics. For questions on how to receive a coat, please call the Salvation Army at 773-725-1100. Fans are also encouraged to support the Salvation Army's efforts by donating online at

"As the temperatures start to drop, I think of all the people in our communities who are still struggling financially due to the pandemic. Many can't afford food and rent, so how are they going to buy their kids a winter coat?" said Lt. Colonel Lonneal Richardson, divisional commander for The Salvation Army. "We are grateful to the Chicago Bears for partnering with us to keep our neighbors warm and well cared for this winter."

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