Guardian Storage collecting coats, socks

Company partners with One Warm Coat and Knock Knock Give A Sock to support shelters

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Posted 10/9/19

A drive to collect new socks and clean, gently worn coats will help support shelters in the Denver area. Guardian Storage, along with partners One Warm Coat and Knock Knock Give A Sock, planned its …

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Guardian Storage collecting coats, socks

Company partners with One Warm Coat and Knock Knock Give A Sock to support shelters

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A drive to collect new socks and clean, gently worn coats will help support shelters in the Denver area.

Guardian Storage, along with partners One Warm Coat and Knock Knock Give A Sock, planned its companywide collection drive to help provide those in need with two items that are most needed yet least donated.

The drive runs through Nov. 30, and is the first of many initiatives that will live under the company’s new philanthropic program, Guardian Gives, according to a news release.

“We are excited about our upcoming coat and sock drive to help kick off our Guardian Gives program and hope the community will support us,” Guardian Storage President and Founder Steven Cohen said in the release. “There are currently 39 million Americans living in poverty and struggling to pay their bills and support their families - many unable to provide basic essentials like a warm coat and socks. With the help of our partners and local communities, our goal is to provide 2,500 pairs of new socks and 2,500 gently worn coats by the end of the program.”

Clean, gently worn coats and new socks of all sizes will be accepted at Guardian Storage, 9241 Wadsworth Blvd., Westminster, along with sites in Aurora, Boulder, Frederick, Longmont, Westminster and Superior. Find the sites at www.guardianstorage.com/guardian-gives.

“Last year, more than 500,000 coats were distributed across North America to children, women and men in need thanks to our coat drive ambassadors, like Guardian Storage,” Beth W. Amodio, president and CEO of One Warm Coat, said in the release. “It’s because of our incredible volunteers that so many people receive the gift of warmth each year. The health effects of extreme cold are life threatening. Thanks to Guardian Storage’s efforts, many people in their surrounding communities will be safe and protected this winter.”

In addition to this collection drive, Guardian Storage employees and stores volunteer time and resources to support dozens of community events and nonprofits organizations such as The Education Partnership, A Precious Child, Kids in Need Foundation, local food banks and more.

“Children and families have always been a priority at Guardian,” Cohen said in the release. “We believe strong families come from strong communities. … Our new Guardian Gives program will be supported by three major giving pillars: educating our youth, neighbors in need and green communities. We’re introducing Guardian Gives as a way to remind the community that when we come together, positive change can be made.”

To learn how you can help make Guardian Gives a success in your community, visit www.guardianstorage.com/guardian-gives to learn more.

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