First Annual “Focus On Community” Coat Drive!

First Annual “Focus On Community” Coat Drive!

Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank of Henderson County, in coordination with One Warm Coat® are hosting the First Annual Focus on Community coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats on December 1-December 15 during business hours. Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and helping them reach their goal of collecting 200 coats.

“We are so excited about our upcoming Focus on Community coat drive and hope the community will support us.  There are nearly 50 million Americans currently living in poverty and struggling to provide a warm coat for themselves or their families.  One Warm Coat’s program helps us keep all of the coats we collect in this community, which will make a big difference for our neighbors who need a coat” said Dr. Clayton Bryan, President of Carolina Ophthalmology.

All coats collected will benefit The Storehouse in Henderson County, Eblen Charites in Buncombe County, and Steps to Hope in Polk County.

Drop Off Locations:

Carolina Ophthalmology, PA:

1701 Old Village Road, Hendersonville, NC  28791

1 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 150, Asheville, NC  28803

192 Hospital Drive, Columbus, NC  28782

First Citizens Bank:

1700 Four Seasons Boulevard, Hendersonville, NC  28792

203 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC  28792

1004 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville, NC  28792

101 Crossroads Drive, Mills River, NC  28759

US Highway 25 & Old Airport, Fletcher, NC  28732

Customers who do not have a coat to donate can still get involved:

Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. “We are so grateful for our partners like Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank!  It is because of our incredible volunteers that we have been around for 25 years, helping get coats to our neighbors who need them. Thanks to Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank’s efforts, many people in this community will have a much warmer winter”, commented Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.


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