Holiday Coat Drive


Delivery Day – Picture L to R – Employee of Operation Food Search, Bridget Nations, Mark Dixon, John Simpson (Bridget, Mark, and John are members of Saint Louis #9).

Per Bridget, “Happy to share good news…thanks to the generosity of our members and friends, today we delivered over 550 coats, hats, gloves, and blankets to be distributed among families in the St. Louis area. So grateful that we are finally able to make this donation, as we now find ourselves in the coldest days of winter…thank you all again! Save the date (and your coats) for the 2022 Coat Drive: Friday, November 25…the night after Thanksgiving.” – Bridget Nations – 01/19/22.

Sort Day – Picture L to R – Tim Luby, Mark Goddard, Matt Harvey, & Aj Ford (all members of Saint Louis #9)

Per Tim, “2021 Coat Drive & Party by the numbers… Holidays kicked off with the Friday November 26th Collection Party which attributed to a $5,000 bar ring followed by four week Clothing Drive which accumulated (4 snow pants, 4 comforters, 22 scarves, 26 gloves/pairs, 29 coats/kids, 72 hats, 103 socks/pairs, & 255 coats) 515 items.” – Tim Luby 01/12/22


Friday November 26th the lodge is hosting the annual coat drive party in the Hall of America. In addition, volunteers will be posted out front of the lodge every December Tuesday (7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th) from 4:00 to 6:00 accepting coats, gloves, hats, & socks.
Host & Drop Off Committee – 01. Scott Bader, 02. Reid Cranmer, 03. Tom Donnelly, 04. Matt Harvey, 05. Justin Jemas, 06. Nicole Jenkins, 07. Jim Krekeler, 08. Dan Lodes, 09. Tim Luby, 10. Harry Lunt, 11. Bridget Nations, 12. Mark Reed.


Despite being closed for the month of December and the majority of November Saint Louis Lodge #9 gave the gift of warmth as a result of its 3rd Annual Holiday Coat Drive.  On January 12, 2021, members Matt Harvey and Bridget Nations delivered over 220 coats to the Brenda and Kurt Warner Foundation’s Winter Warm Up ( ) and note, the ‘9’ has collected over 500 winter items since the 1st Annual event in 2018.

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