Clean out your closet for a cause with Helpmate’s coat drive

Give your winter clothes a second chance by donating them to someone in need.

Winter gloves and hats being collected for Helpmate's coat drive

Gather up your winter gear.

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Have an old winter coat staring at you from the back of your closet? Give it a new life by donating it to Helpmate’s coat drive. The nonprofit, which provides resources to people experiencing intimate partner domestic violence, is helping outfit our community with cozy, cold-weather clothing.

Beginning today, Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 18, you can drop off your gently used coats, gloves, and hats at locations throughout Asheville — Helpmate just requests that your donations be warm, clean, and in good condition.

Here’s where you can take your items: