Bulls forward Kyle Korver to host coat drive on January 1
Bulls forward Kyle Korver and the Chicago Bulls are teaming up with Operation Warm® to host a coat drive on Saturday, January 1 to provide new winter coats for children with the Midtown Educational Foundation.
Prior to the tip-off of the Bulls’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, fans are encouraged to drop off new children’s winter coats at any of the United Center admission gates (gates open at 4:30 p.m.).
Fans who attend the game and donate a new children’s coat or donate $15 or more will receive a ticket which will allow them to get an autograph from Korver after the game.
Monetary donations to Operation Warm in conjunction with the coat drive will also be collected at the gates that night. Fans not attending that evening’s game can still assist in the collection by making a donation in the virtual coat drive at Bulls.com/coatdrive. Each $15 donation will provide a high quality, new winter coat to a child supported by the Midtown Educational Foundation.
Saturday, January 1 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
United Center – All Admission Gates
1901 West Madison Street - Chicago, IL
Operation Warm, Inc. is the nation’s largest nonprofit providing new winter coats for children in need. Through its core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork, Operation Warm strives to accomplish its vision - every child wearing a new winter coat is healthy, able to attend school regularly, and has strong self-esteem. Since its inception in 1998, more than 725,000 children have received the gift of warmth. For more information about Operation Warm, visit www.operationwarm.org.
The Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) helps youngsters to become better students and better people through after-school and summertime programs that integrate academics with virtues.
KYLE KORVER FOUNDATION:
The Kyle Korver Foundation began on the streets of Philadelphia working with city kids. Meeting with children in the projects north of center city, it became clear that bleak urban statistics are nameless faceless numbers that do not tell the whole story. The Kyle Korver foundation believes that a grassroots individualistic approach is the way to enact change. One child, one family, one class, one school, one neighborhood, one city.