The concept of the Louisville Free Coat Exchange is simple: some people have a coat they don’t need, and some people need a coat they don’t have. On Friday, November 24 both groups benefit.
The Louisville Free Coat Exchange is the brainchild of Ted Loebenberg, with Brokers Unlimited Inc Professional Auctioneers. Loebenberg coordinated several years of successful coat drives in Rhode Island before bringing the initiative to Louisville in 2010.
Last year the Free Coat Exchange gave away 4,000 coats.
Shoppers can take up to two coats. There is no exchange of money or need to show IDs or register. The Free Coat Exchange lasts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Green Building (732 East Market Street)
Save-A-Lot Food Store (4148 Taylor Blvd.)
Save-A-Lot Food Store (2626 Portland Ave.)
Family Scholar House-Parkland Campus (1309 Catalpa St.)
The Benefits Firm 620 3rd St. (next to Henry Clay)
St. Paul Lutheran Chruch (2304 Crums Lane.)
Drop-off sites that will collect coats prior to the Free Coat Exchange:
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage)
The Fashion Post (2420 Lime Kiln Lane)
The Episcopal Church Home (7504 Westport Rd.)
Gilda’s Club (633 Baxter)
Highland Coffee Company (1140 Bardstown Rd.)
New Earth Garden Center (9806 Taylorsville Rd.)
Westport Road Baptist Church (9705 Westport Rd.)
St. Matthews Chamber (3940 Grandview)
Commonwealth CU (3704 Frankfort Ave.)
Burdof Interiors (401 North English Station Rd.)
Baptist Health Performance Training (12101 Sycamore Station Place)
Welenken CPA’S (730 W Market St.)
Salon 123 (2307 Taylorsville Rd.)
PrintWorx of Louisville (3928 Bardstown Rd.)
Humana IT Department (122 E Main St.)
Barry Wooley Designs (835 E. Main St.)
Midland Trails Golf Course (15360 Shelbyville Rd.)
Dunkin Donuts (333 Newburg Rd.)
Middletown Chamber of Commerce (11803 Old Shelbyville Rd.)