It's Time For Our 6th Annual "A Coat To Keep The Cold Away" Youth Coat Drive & We Need Your Help!

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Every little bit counts!!!!!!

My name is Devine Carama and this fall we are gearing up for our 6th Annual "A Coat To Keep The Cold Away" youth coat drive and we are asking you for help! We have given away over 8,000 BRAND NEW coats to youth in central and eastern KY in the last 5 years and we expect to give away around 2,000 more coats this year! The unique thing about our coat drive is that we only accept BRAND NEW coats. We not only want to provide struggling families with a little helping hand during the holiday season, but we also want to build confidence. A lot of the youth we serve don’t receive brand new items often so we feel giving them something new will inspire them to pay good deeds forward one day when they are in a position to help others!

We work directly with the Family Resource Centers in the schools in the areas we are serving to get the total amount and genders of coats requested from families in need. We start accepting requests in October, collecting coats in November, and look to delivery by the second week of December before students head home for the break. Below are ways that busineeses and individuals can give!


Tier 1 Sponsorship Package: $1,000-4,999

We will mention your company as making a sizable donation on all follow up social media posts about the coat drive. We can also provide volunteer opportunities for employers to help us bag up or deliver coats in December.


Tier 2 Sponsorship Package: $5,000-9,999

We will include your company (including company logo) as an “official sponsor” on all social media, radio, TV, or print coverage on the coat drive. Your company name will also be listed as an official sponsor on the card that will accompany the coats we delivery to each family we serve. We can also provide volunteer opportunities for employers to help us bag up or deliver coats in December. We will also send you copies of all pictures from schools and parents of their children in the coats that we helped provide. 


Tier 3 Sponsorship Package: $10,000 & up

We will include your company (including company logo) as an “official partner” for our annual “A Coat To Keep The Cold Away” youth coat drive on all social media, radio, TV, or print coverage of the coat drive. Someone from your company will also have the opportunity to join us on any news media programming to help promote the coat drive as well as your business’s partnership. Your company name will also be listed as an official partner on the card that will accompany the coats we delivery to each family we serve. We can also provide volunteer opportunities for employers to help us bag up or deliver coats in December. We will also send you copies of all pictures from schools and parents of their children in the coats that we helped provide. 


***Alternative Ways To Donate:

-Organize a mini coat drive at your work space. Encourage employees to bring in brand new youth coat sizes until the first week of December when we start collecting. 

-Smaller donations can be made electronically via Cash App to $BelievingInForever, Venmo to BelievingInForever, or Paypal to 859-303-2637

-Personal or business checks made out to ‘Believing In Forever Inc’ and mailed to 501 W. 6th Street, Suite 250, Lexington, KY 40508