Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading provider of real estate services in Utah, along with the Coldwell Banker Foundation today announced the kick off of its collection of warm clothing items as part of Operation: Cover Up. The collection runs now until December 31 and the public is encouraged to donate new and gently used items for the homeless and needy in local communities.
All twelve Utah offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, from Orem to Ogden, will act as donation collection centers. They will be accepting coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, mittens, towels and blankets. Donations will be sent to local organizations such as, The Road Home Shelters, The Christmas Box House, Shriner’s Hospital, Division of Aging Services, Newborn Intensive Care Unit and St. Vincent de Paul.
“We’re looking forward to participating in Operation: Cover Up this year,” said Dan Christensen, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Utah. “For many children and their families, the holidays would be very different without the generosity of public. The Uniformed Firefighters Association and Salt Lake City Fire Department’s Operation: Cover Up program exemplifies the spirit of the giving season. We invite our neighbors to participate by dropping off warm clothing to their local Coldwell Banker office.”
Individuals interested in donating warm clothing and items to Operation: Cover Up may do so at their local Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices. Office locations, as well as more information about Operation: Cover Up, may be found online at www.UtahHomes.com.
About Operation: Cover Up
Operation: Cover Up is overseen by the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) and the Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD). It was founded 15 years ago by SLCFD Battalion Chief Tom Roberson when he was cleaning out closets at his home and thought it would be a great way to get donations for those that need warm clothing during the winter.