EnviroForensics’ 4th Annual Coat and Supplies Drive with the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation to Begin October 5th

The EnviroForensics’ annual philanthropy season will kick off on October 5th with the Coat and Supplies Drive to benefit the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF). HVAF is an organization dedicated to helping homeless veterans return to self-sufficiency while also working with at-risk veterans to prevent them from homelessness by providing supportive housing, case management, food, hygiene and clothing. They are the largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for veterans in Indiana, and last year, their efforts helped 2,259 veterans have a safe place to sleep and 1,205 family members receive the counseling and guidance necessary for them to become self-sufficient.

As the winter months approach, it is important to remember those veterans who are without coats and necessary winter accessories. The donations collected through EnviroForensics’ Coat and Supply Drive will help provide veterans with these winter essentials.

The requested donation items are the following:

  • Men’s coats (especially larger sizes, XL+)
  • Long johns (all sizes, but especially larger sizes XL+)
  • New men’s underwear—boxers and boxer briefs preferred (sizes M+)
  • Sweatshirts and hoodies (all sizes, but especially XL+)
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts (all sizes, but especially XL+)
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Toothpaste

Last year’s drive was our most successful one to date, with 16 donation bin locations at local businesses. Our donations last year included 169 coats, 22 jackets, 7 sweaters, 15 hats and 16 pairs of gloves. This year’s is looking to be an even bigger success, with 24 locations where donation bins will be available.

This year’s drop-off locations are the following:

  • 40 Minute Cleaners–2201 E 62nd Street, Suite D, Indianapolis, IN
  • Art to Remember–5535 Macy Drive, Indianapolis, IN
  • Blood Hound Utility Locating–750 Patricks Place, Suite B, Brownsburg, IN
  • Broad Ripple Fit Club–6542 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN
  • Deering Cleaners–602 N Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN
  • Deering Cleaners–14753 Hazell Dell Pkwy, Noblesville, IN
  • Deering Cleaners–3838 N Illinois Street—Indianapolis, IN
  • Earth Exploration Inc.–7770 W New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
  • Einterz & Einterz–4600 Northwest Plaza W, Zionsville, IN
  • Enviroforensics–602 N Capitol Ave, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN
  • Envision Laboratories–1439 Sadlier Circle West Drive, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ice Miller LLP–One America Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN
  • IE Monitoring Instruments–8144 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN
  • Meridian Heights Cleaners–4815 N Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN
  • Northern Lights Locating–8109 Network Drive, Plainfield, IN
  • Pappas One Hour Cleaners–5050 E 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN
  • PFM Car & Truck Care–1402 W Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN
  • Pine Environmental Services–7144 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN
  • Raybourn Group International–9100 Purdue Road, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN
  • School of Rock–626 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN
  • Sparkle Cleaners–5167 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP–1 Indiana Square, Suite 3500, Indianapolis, IN
  • Vapor Protection Services–6544 Ferguson Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ziegler Cohen & Koch–9465 Counselors Row, Suite 104, Indianapolis, IN

The drive will run from October 5th through October 30th. Come to any of the locations listed above to drop off your donation to help keep our heroes warm this winter.