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Not everyone has a warm winter coat. United Way of Greater Fall River (UWGFR) partners each winter with Burlington Coat Factory to sponsor the Warm Coats ~Warm Hearts Burlington Coat Drive. Last year, between November and January, we collected 450 coats. We're hoping to surpass that goal this year. We are also collecting warm weather accessories.

UWGFR Staff picks up the coats from Burlington each week, but we need volunteer help to sort, stack, and distribute coats to our agency partners. If you can read tag labels and make neat piles, this volunteer opportunity is for you! If you have transportation, we may ask you to bring sorted coats to a nearby agency.

Additional Details

- Volunteers must be 18 or older
- Is Not Family-Friendly
- Is Not Outdoors
- Is Not Wheelchair Accessible


Thursday, December 19, from 2 to 3 pm
Thursday, January 2, from 2 to 3 pm
Thursday, January 9, from 9 to 10 am
Thursday, January 16, from 2 to 3 pm

More volunteer shifts may be added as needed.

If this volunteer opportunity does not seem like the right fit for you, but you'd still like to help, consider donating a coat to Burlington located at 181 Mariano S Bishop Boulevard in Fall River. All coats stay right here to help someone in our community stay warm.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please click HERE.

Across Southeastern Massachusetts, non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to build a stronger community and transform neighborhoods.

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