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Submitted by yvonne on Tue, 11/21/2023 - 14:53

Coats Campaign to See Homeless Warmer This Winter

Oxford, 21st November 2023

When cold weather hits people experiencing homelessness need clean, warm coats to help protect them. Local workplace facilities, PPE and supplies provider Aston & James now want your coats for their #100Coats campaign.

One hundred coats campaign

The company—who deliver furniture, branded items and other workplace supplies—have become experts in delivering the goods. For some years they’ve also turned their hand every winter to passing on the unwanted but highly useful clothing item to those in greater need. Again this year, in partnership with OHM, they’re on a mission to make sure all of our rough sleepers have a bit of warmth to get by.

“It’s simple to help,” said Director Darren. “Just dig deep into your wardrobe or cloakroom and donate any clean, warm coats in good condition that you no longer wear.”

Those who already order with Aston & James can take clean coats to their place of work and drop them off at their designated collection point. The company will then collect any donations on delivery of your orders, or when your pile of coats becomes too large to manage. Just remember to mark up any bags with the number of coats inside.

Those new to Aston & James can take coats—and bags of coats—to their Witney office:

Unit 1 Nimrod Business Park, De Havilland Way, Witney OX29 0YG
01993 706900

Once collected, they store them until ready to take them to one of OHM's partners for distribution to those who are most in need.

Men’s coats are most in demand, but any coat is welcome.

Attaching a tag or card with a message to the recipient of the coat can also be a way to bring someone greater warmth. The company encourage anyone to do this as another way to help someone through the winter.

Wednesday, 13th December is your last day to donate your coats. Donate today and help us, and Aston & James, achieve our target of donating #100coats to Oxfordshire’s most in need.

Additional Information

Please contact Aston & James before displaying your workplace poster to make sure they can collect from you if you are not already a customer with them.

Notes to Editors

About Aston & James

Now in its 32nd year, Aston & James are on a mission to become Oxfordshire’s leading workplace solutions provider. They believe in building relationships to get to know you and understand your business. This allows them to develop and implement relevant and suitable solutions, along with a great selection of products, delivered in a way that’s best for you. 


About Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM)

Oxfordshire Homeless Movement—OHM—is a charity linking together the many organisations helping those who are homeless in Oxfordshire. They work to ensure that “nobody should have to sleep rough on our streets”.