Thornton & Grooms wants families to stay warm inside and outside this winter. That’s why it selected the 2010 “Coats for the Cold” collection as their Hearts & Heroes Award recipient for December.
“The timing was right,” Thornton & Grooms Vice President Mike Bergstrom said. “We take care of heating, they keep people warm, it was the perfect fit given the time of year. As we all know, our winter coats provide a great deal of necessary heat.”
Each month, Thornton & Grooms awards $1,000 to a local charity nominated by its customers and area public. The award helps non-profit groups and organizations facing challenges in the struggling economy.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard started the coat collection program 24 years ago. This year, 3,000 coats were collected and donated to 14 charities, including Judson Center and Grace Center for Hope. In addition, the $1,000 award from Thornton & Grooms was used to purchase more coats for the program.
Coats for the Cold also partnered with Oakland County’s Pet Adoption Center for the first time this year. For every coat donated, individuals received a discount on a pet adoption. A total of 82 cats and 30 dogs were adopted during the coat drive.
Click Here for more information about Coats for the Cold. To nominate a charity for the Hearts & Heroes Award, log onto www.thorntonandgrooms.com or call (248) 644-7810.
Thornton & Grooms, a residential plumbing, heating & cooling specialist, recently moved from its longtime location in Birmingham and is now located at 24565 Hallwood Court, in Farmington Hills.