About Us

Since our initial season in 2013, we have collected and distributed over 30,000 coats and jackets to our communities’ most vulnerable individuals.

As we head into our 8th Coat Drive season, Button and Zipper’s Leadership and Board will continue to provide warmth to individuals in need during our long and grueling winter months throughout the Denver Metro and Chicagoland communities, however through a Virtual Coat Drive experience.

The decision to pivot our efforts to focus on new coats was chosen through diligent consideration and mindfulness of our Coat Drive Champions, volunteers, and partners. The uncertainty and overhaul necessary to execute our traditional collections, sorting, and distribution efforts would require a greater amount of resources from the community.

By creating a virtual coat drive we believe we can safely and effectively continue to make an impact for the communities we serve throughout the Denver Metro and Chicagoland areas.

Join us this season by participating in our peer to peer fundraising efforts as an individual or team to support us to distribute new coats and warmth to individuals in need throughout the winter months.

During the coldest winter on record in 30 years, our hearts were warmed by the generosity of friends, neighbors, and total strangers, who took the time to pull out and donate coats they were no longer using.

We’re looking for men’s, women’s, and children’s outerwear. Homelessness is not limited to adults. These items will be distributed to homeless shelters, youth organizations, and individuals on the streets throughout the Chicagoland area this winter.

We are grateful for our Coat Drive Champions for their continued support and assistance!


In The Press

Thank you to the local press for supporting our coat drive and helping share our efforts throughout the Chicagoland communities:

Daily Herald – Prospect kicks off season of giving with a Winter Coat Drive: Read article

Medill Reports Chicago: Read article

Lakeview Chamber of CommerceRead article

Wicker Park Bucktown Insider’s Guide: Read article

Lakeview Patch: Read article

The Sister Project: Read article

Daily Herald – Prospect holiday coat drive helps Chicago children stay warm: Read article