Common Joins Burlington In Effort To Bring Coats To Those In Need

December 6, 2019
Common will partner with Burlington to provide coats to those in need.

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Burlington has hosted a coat drive at its locations annually for 13 years. Now Common is joining in on the fun and helping to launch the initiative in his hometown of Chicago.

The rapper's Common Ground Fund is patnering with Burlington and national non-profit organization Delivering Good to disperse coats within the Chicago community. 

Gentley used and new coats can be donated at Bulinton and those who donate will get 10 percent off purchases through January 20, 2020.

“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.”

The launch will happen at Burlington's North State Street location in downtown Chicago.

“I am committed to supporting and uplifting the people of Chicago through any ways possible," Common said. "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."

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