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A Chance To Give Warm Clothing to Homeless

Lafayette and Walnut Creek businesses cross-promote to encourage customers to be generous; wine-tasting and Town Hall Theatre discounts are offered.

A handful of businesses in Lafayette and Walnut Creek are getting together to collect warm clothing donations for homeless people.

Along the way there's some cross-promotion with holiday cheer and wine tastings in various businesses.

DoGood Vines, a wineseller dedicating to giving back 50 percent of net profits to charitable causes and community needs, has organized the holiday promotion, which includes wine tastings at various businesses that provide a spot for dropoff boxes for clothing donated to Central County Homeless Outreach in Martinez.

A DoGood Vines news release lists the participants:

  • Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette gives a two-for-one voucher to see its production of It's a Wonderful Life to those who donate a blanket, socks, gloves or beanies for homeless people. Town Hall Theatre, also a drop-off site for warm clothing donations throughout November and December, will serve complimentary DoGood Vines wine before the 8 p.m. show on Dec. 6 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and will host a reception for retailers and supporters on Dec. 13 from 6:30-7:45 pm to recognize the community spirit.
  • Venture Men's Goods at 3571 Mt. Diablo Blvd., a newcomer to the Lafayette retail scene, has a clothing donation box.
  • Atlas Men’s Clothing, at 1356 N. Main St  in Walnut Creek, will host wine tasting events on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 and will serve as a drop-off site for warm clothing donations throughout November and December. Atlas offers customers a 15 percent discount on any purchase made by those who donate warm clothing items.
  • Chalmer’s Fitness will host a DoGood Vines wine tasting at the businesses new location on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 3385 Mt. Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. Amy Baldwin will provide samples of her healthy foods and sell her handmade holiday gifts. The business will remain a drop-off site through December and will offer two free workout sessions to people who donate warm items, as well as Town Hall Theatre vouchers.
The Merry One November 24, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Thank you to the DoGood Vines for such a worthwhile cause! Many thanks to the Girl Scouts in the East Bay who also collected over 1,000 coats through its One Warm Coat campaign and have done so every year for the past 10 years or so!

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