Published: Oct. 16, 2018

Lettie, who answered the call to donate. Alan Slinkard gets around quite a bit in his role as a Facilities Management Project Specialist.  By talking to his numerous staff connections in the Stadium Trade shops, Alan collected fifty coats within a matter of days. “We can do better than that,” he said, as he informed us of his overall goal of collecting one hundred coats to distribute to needy Coloradans, adding “Let’s keep the momentum going!”

When eight-year-old Lettie Portner learned from her mom, Nancy, that the CU Boulder Staff Council was conducting a coat drive, Lettie wanted to make sure two of her coats found a new home keeping someone her age and size warm.  As Lettie put it, “I just want to make sure these coats go to a girl.”  Way to go Lettie, you are an inspiration to us all!

Get inspired!  Find a coat (or several) you haven’t worn for a while, find one of the many bins located across campus, and share the gift of warmth with someone this season. The drive runs through November 30th. 

Main Campus Drop-off Locations:

  • University Memorial Center (UMC), 2nd floor main reception desk
  • Law School, 2nd floor library 
  • Engineering, 1st floor lobby West doors
  • Business School, 3rd floor Dean's suite (S310)
  • Math, lobby near 175
  • Stadium Operations Center, lobby
  • Regent, 2nd floor, south side lobby
  • Grounds and Recycling Operations Center (GROC), Entrance
  • Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), 1st floor lobby

East Campus Drop-off Locations:

  • ARCE, 3rd & 4th floor lobbies 
  • Computing Center, Front Office
  • Research Lab 2 (RL2), 3rd Floor Breakroom

Off campus, you may also visit any Dependable Cleaners location. 

If you or someone you know needs a coat this season, call 211 to be connected to the Mile High United Way. They will confidentially help you find all types of resources in your community.