NFL STAR SHAWNE MERRIMAN TO SERVE AS SPOKESPERSON FOR COAST TO COAST CAMPAIGN
Burlington Coat Factory, the retail authority in coats, today announced the launch of its inaugural "One Warm Coat Drive" national coat collection to bring warmth to families in need. The drive, which begins today and runs through November 11, is being held in partnership with One Warm Coat and The Salvation Army; donated coats will be distributed through over 100 local service organizations from coast to coast.
San Diego Chargers linebacker and NFL Pro Bowler Shawne Merriman is the campaign's spokesperson. Merriman was homeless himself as a youth, and understands firsthand what it means to be coatless. He's also a veteran of coat drives, having spearheaded his own local collection through the University of Maryland, his alma mater, for five years running.