Fall has arrived with leaves to rake, pies to bake and winter coats to take out of the closet. But it can be difficult for those in our community who are financially strapped and don’t have warm coats to wrap their family in.
That’s where Lyon Real Estate comes in. Throughout the month of October, Lyon accepts donations of new or reusable coats in good condition at each of its 17 offices throughout the Sacramento region. Donated coats are sought in all sizes, children and adults. To find the Lyon Real Estate office location nearest you, visit GoLyon.com. Coats can be dropped off during normal business hours.
The coats are distributed to 30 Sacramento area nonprofits, including Kids First, Hospitality House and St. Vincent de Paul. Last year, more than 4,500 coats were donated and distributed to people in need in the Sacramento region. This year, Lyon Real Estate employees hope to break that record and gather 5,000 winter coats.
“Some people buy extra, reasonably priced coats to donate when they’re shopping for themselves or their kids,” said Lyon Real Estate president Pat Shea. “But new or used, anyone donating understands the difference they’re making to someone in need. While the Sacramento area isn’t known for frigid winters, it’s cold enough to make a warm coat a vital necessity.”
This is the fourth annual Lyon Real Estate Coat Drive and it ends Oct. 31. Nonprofits will receive the donated coats during the first two weeks of November, just in time for cooler weather and longer nights.