Dallas, TX – November 1, 2018 Union Gospel Mission Dallas (UGM Dallas) announced the kick off of their annual Coat Drive to run November 1st -21st. UGM Dallas will collect new or gently used men’s, women’s and children’s coats, gloves, scarves, and hats at Calvert Place located at 3211 Irving Blvd location in Dallas, Monday through Friday 11:00am – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

“Winter is hard for the homeless. Our annual Coat Drive allows us to gather and distribute necessary items to help alleviate the cold and provide warmth for those who so desperately need it,” stated Bruce Butler, CEO of Union Gospel Mission Dallas. “We want to thank the community who so generously donates to help those less fortunate. Last year, we had a precious woman who knit around 75 hats we were able to hand out”

UGM Dallas anticipates being able to provide over 350 coats this winter. For information on how your organization can be a part of this year’s coat drive, please contact 214-948-0475 . Click here for more information on UGM Dallas.

About UGM Dallas

Established in 1949, Union Gospel Mission Dallas (the Mission) has been restoring lives through the word of Jesus Christ. This faith-based nonprofit organization supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness with shelter, food and clothing, as well as a Discipleship and recovery program, vocational job training and development, state-licensed child care services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

In 2017, the Mission assisted 4,331 individuals in Dallas County by providing more than 186,769 nights of shelter and serving 518,647 meals. These men, women and children represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change, and the Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives and end homelessness one person at a time.