There's Still Time: GLMV Coat Drive For Vets

  • The GLMV Coat Drive For Vets kick off at Vernon Hills Village Hall. The coat drive runs through November 16 at various GLMV business and municipality locations.Carol Levin, GLMV Chamber of Commerce

    The GLMV Coat Drive For Vets kick off at Vernon Hills Village Hall. The coat drive runs through November 16 at various GLMV business and municipality locations.Carol Levin, GLMV Chamber of Commerce

 
Carol Levin, GLMV Chamber of Commerce
Updated 11/10/2020 11:08 AM

There's Still Time: GLMV Coat Drive For Vets

The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce, T-Mobile -- VH, Shurway Movers, businesses, municipalities, and several veteran's organizations recently launched a coat drive for veterans in-need and their families. The coat drive runs through November 16.

 

"Our coat collection for veterans is an ideal way to show our support and thank our vets for their amazing service," said GLMV President Scott Adams. "We are so pleased that several hundred coats have already been collected through generous community donations."

For as long as many can remember, there has been a local effort to collect coats and raise awareness for Lake County veterans in-need and at-risk. Originally, the concept was branded Operation Stand Down, led by the Lake County Veteran's Assistance Commission and participating VFW and American Legion Posts.

Initially, the supply of coats came from stores such as Sears, Value City, and Burlington Coat Factory which all made donations. As those locations began to close, law enforcement and local high schools partnered to collect winter coats and raise awareness of veterans-in-need and the year-around efforts of the Midwest Veteran's Closet.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, new collection locations were needed, and after learning of the need from GLMV Board Member Jon Petrillo, Village of Vernon Hills, GLMV knew they had to get involved.

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Donated items will be given to Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago for distribution. Every donated item is much appreciated by the veterans and their families.

So, let's clean out those closets and donate items to keep our veterans in-need and their families warm this winter. Donations such as old, slightly worn, or new winter coats and other seasonal outerwear are being accepted at the following locations. All sizes are acceptable.

Thanks to all for your participation...!

COAT COLLECTION LOCATIONS:

Drop off times may vary by location. Please contact each location for their specific drop off information.

Centre Club 200 W Golf Road, Libertyville (847) 816-6100

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen 1000 Butterfield, Vernon Hills (847) 327-0203

Edward Jones - Troy Ackman 856 N IL Rt. 83, Mundelein (224) 864-2156

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Farmers Insurance -- Debbie Solbrig 616 N Bridgeport Terrace, Ste F, Lindenhurst (847) 356-5560

Great Lakes Credit Union 2525 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago (847) 578-7341

Integral Medical & Rehab 870 West End Court #206, Vernon Hills (224) 424-3147

Libertyville Police Department 200 E Cook Ave, Libertyville (847) 362-8310

Mundelein Police Departmen t221 Lake Street, Mundelein (847) 968-4600

Village of Mundelein 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein 847.949.3200

Northwestern Mutual 3 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills (847) 573-6800

Northside Community Bank 800 N Rt. 83, Mundelein (847) 837-8883

Sport Clips Libertyville 878 S Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville

(224) 433-6840

The Tranel Financial Group 1509 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville(847) 680-9050

Vernon Hills Park District -- Sullivan Center 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills (847) 996-6800

Village of Green Oaks 2020 O'Plaine Rd Green Oaks (847) 362-5363

Village of Mundelein 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein (847) 849-3200

Village of Libertyville 118 W. Cook Ave., Libertyville (847) 362-2430

Village of Vernon Hills 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills (847)367-3700

Vernon Hills Municipal Golf Course 291 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills (847) 680-9310

Willow Lawn Memorial Park Aarrowood Pet Cemetery 24090 N. US 45, Vernon Hills (847) 634-3787

For more information, contact the GLMV Chamber of Commerce (847) 680-0750 or clevin@glmvchamber.org

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