Common Partners With Burlington Stores to Give Coats to The Needy - Black Enterprise

Common Partners With Burlington Stores to Give Coats to The Needy


Award-winning rapper and actor Common has partnered with Burlington Stores to give away coats for the holidays. For more than a decade, Burlington customers donate new and gently worn coats to their local Burlington store. This year, the Oscar-winning actor along with his Common Ground Foundation launched the campaign in his hometown of Chicago.

“As a caring company, our Coat Drive is part of our heritage and Burlington is pleased to give back to those in need within our local store communities. Over the past 12 years, we’ve collected more than 2.2 million coats to help our neighbors stay warm. To launch this year’s campaign, we are thankful to be joined by Common and students from his Foundation, as well as our long-standing partner Delivering Good,” said Michael O’Sullivan, CEO of Burlington Stores in a press release. “We look forward to continuing our tradition of keeping people warm.”

 All donated coats are distributed to those in need of warmth within store communities. Customers who donate a coat receive 10% off their entire Burlington purchase through January 20, 2020.

“I am committed to supporting and uplifting the people of Chicago through any way possible. The Common Ground Foundation has been one of the greatest and most impactful ways to give back to my hometown. I am excited to team up with Burlington and Delivering Good and bring it home so that we can give Chicagoans a sense of hope, keep them warm and make a difference in their lives, “ said Common.

“Coats are one of, if not, the most, important products we receive at Delivering Good. For many, getting a coat during the colder months is a matter of life and death. Every year, through our partnership with Burlington Stores, we provide tens of thousands of coats to people who need them most. It is an honor to work with the Burlington team and this year, with Common Ground Foundation, to ensure that children and families receive the warmth they need, and a sense of hope during the holiday season, which can be a challenging time for so many,” said Lisa Gurwitch, president and CEO of Delivering Good.