It all started nine years ago with a small donation of coats from Charlotte Mechanical’s owners Steve and Nancy McLaughlin and their friends. Today, the Charlotte Coat Drive is the company’s largest community event.
This year’s Annual Charlotte Coat Drive was one for the books - and the coats.
With a record-breaking 5,174 coats collected, we’re more than thrilled as to what we can make possible for The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte - more than 5,000 men, women, and children will be warm and ready for a bitterly cold winter ahead.
If you missed the Warmup Finale Party on Friday, November 15 at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, we’ll catch you up with our 10 favorite moments that warm our hearts. We also invite you to see a handful of our favorite pictures via our Facebook page.
It was one amazing and inspiring day to be together and to serve others.
So, why do we — a local heating, cooling and plumbing company — engage our team and activate partners across the region in an initiative like the Charlotte Coat Drive?
One word: People.
We love people. And we love the magic that happens when people come together to serve others.
As the first community-driven HVAC company in Charlotte, community outreach is one of our main pillars. Giving back is an important part of our culture and energy. It’s also a lot of fun.
Ginger Tayara from Charlotte Mechanical’s Dispatch team said it best when she spoke these warm words from a cold Warmup Finale Party: “It’s just so much fun to give back to the community.”
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