The Independence Visitor Center Donates Over 200 Coats to One Warm Coat

Annual holiday coat drive held at Independence Visitor Center turns about to be a huge success with over 200 coats donated to One Warm Coat charity.

Philadelphia, PA, January 15, 2009 --( The Independence Visitor Center was able to donate more than 200 coats for One Warm Coat through its annual Holiday coat drive, held from November 24 - January 2. The Independence Visitor Center partnered with One Warm Coat and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Family Center to host this year’s coat drive. The holidays are often a time for giving to those less fortunate, and many locals and visitors alike showed up to give the gift of warmth to those in need by donating over 200 coats.

This is just one of the many programs and special events that The Independence Visitor Center conducts to do its part to help out the community. To find out more about the Independence Visitor Center and its events, visit, or call 215-956-7676.

About One Warm Coat:
One Warm Coat was established in San Francisco in 1992 with the intent to collect coats that will be given to those in need. Last year, more than 2,000 coat drives were held across the country throughout the year. Every year, countless children, women, and men have no other choice than to endure the cold temperatures in the harsh winter months. Coat drives such as these are essential tools to ensure that those in need can stay warm this season, especially if they are not able to afford a coat themselves. If you are interested in donating a coat, or if you would like to organize a coat drive, One Warm Coat accepts donations year round. Contact One Warm Coat by calling 1-877-663-9276 or by visiting


The Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th & Market Streets, across from the Liberty Bell, provides the region’s best event and attraction information to visitors and locals alike about Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia and the countryside. Open daily at 8:30 a.m. seven days a week (with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). For information, visit or call 215.965.7676.
Independence Visitor Center
Lauren Tosti