Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Joliet, IL — The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy kick-off November by participating in the Chicagoland Rotary Veterans Coat Drive. 

The Slammers, along with Rotary District 6450 are asking the community to help provide winter coats for over 1,000 homeless veterans in the Chicagoland area as they gear up for the harsh winter months ahead. New or clean and gently used men’s winter coats are being requested, sized large, X-large, XX-large and up. Coats are needed in larger sizes as veterans layer their clothing for the winter.

The coats will be delivered on November 17 for Stand Down Day – a special day held at Humboldt Park Armory in Chicago for homeless veterans in which they receive support from many health, social service, and community support organizations. The Chicago event is organized and staffed by volunteers from veteran organizations, community and social services organizations, Hines VA and Jesse Brown VA.

Donations can be brought to the Joliet Slammers main offices at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive Monday through Friday between 8am and 4 pm. Donations are needed by Monday, November 13. For every coat donated, community members can earn a raffle entry into the Slammers 2018 suite giveaway.

Call the offices for more information at 815-722-2287.