Coat Drive Helps Local People in Need Stay Warm

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel and One Warm Coat®, warming communities… one coat at a time.

While the need for warm coats has never been greater, it has also never been easier to meet this vital need in our community. This month, in conjunction with annual continuing education classes, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (CBWM) is holding four charity events called “Coats for Con-Ed.” Sales associates will receive free continuing education classes when they bring in clean, gently used warm coats that will be donated to One Warm Coat.

The press release stated that two events have already taken place (Rochester, Northville) and more than 180 coats have been collected. Similar events will take place in Birmingham and Grosse Pointe. One Warm Coat is distributing these coats directly to children and adults in the local area through Detroit Rescue Mission. The coat drive program provides an easy way for individuals and families to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors by simply passing along coats and jackets that are no longer needed.

“Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel is a premier real estate firm built on a solid reputation for honesty, integrity and a diligent work ethic. CBWM fosters an attitude of caring and connectivity toward our community through our involvement with an ever-growing list of local and national charities.” commented Kelly Sweeney, CEO of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel.

“So many of our neighbors need help these days. We are proud to work with and support each one of our coat drive organizers and donors. The time, resources and energy they give to help their neighbors proves that we can warm communities one coat at a time,” commented Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is national nonprofit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than four million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992.

Founded in 1950, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel is a Bingham Farms, MI-based real estate broker with 12 offices and more than 400 real estate agents in southeastern Michigan. The company’s reputation for professionalism, ethics, experience and proven results has fueled its successful growth. For more information, please visit

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