Korver coat drive nets more than 2,700 coats for Chicagoland children
First 250 fans who attended the game and donated a new children’s coat or $15 or more received a ticket which allowed them to meet Korver and get an autograph from him after the game
The Bulls and Kyle Korver teamed up with Operation Warm® to host a coat drive at the team's January 21st game to provide new winter coats to help keep Chicagoland children warm this winter.
Prior to the tip-off of the game that evening, fans were encouraged to drop off new children’s winter coats at any of the United Center admission gates. Monetary donations in conjunction with the coat drive were also collected at the gates. The first 250 fans who attended the game and donated a new children’s coat or $15 or more received a ticket which allowed them to meet Korver and get an autograph from him after the game.
More than 2,700 children’s coats were distributed to numerous community organizations and schools including:
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Victor Herbert Elementary School
By the Hand Club for Kids
William H. Brown Elementary School
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Dett Elementary School
Holy Cross Parish
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago
Operation Warm, Inc. is the nation’s largest nonprofit providing new winter coats for children in need. Since its inception in 1998, more than 725,000 children have received the gift of warmth.
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. For more information, visit www.kylekorverfoundation.com.