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Warmth in Action by the Washington State Pest Management Association

As the chill of winter fades into the promise of spring, the Washington State Pest Management Association (WSPMA) PestVets Unit is gearing up for a heartwarming initiative to spread warmth throughout communities across the state. With a focus on giving back and making a tangible difference, WSPMA is excited to announce its inaugural Coat Drive, set to run from now through the July 31, 2024.

The Timeline

The Coat Drive will be in full swing from now until July 31, 2024. This extended timeline allows ample opportunity for companies to mobilize their teams and gather donations to make a significant impact.

Participation and Determining the Winner

Participation in the Coat Drive is open to all companies interested in contributing to this noble cause. The process is simple: each participating company will keep track of the quantity of donated coats and then submit their totals along with a photo to no later than July 31, 2024. The winning company will be the one that contributes the most coats, showcasing their commitment to giving back to the community.

The Prize

To sweeten the deal, WSPMA is working to secure a generous sponsorship from a vendor partner. While the exact prize is yet to be determined, ideas are in motion to have the sponsoring company make a $300 donation to a deserving veterans group, aligning with the spirit of service and gratitude central to the Coat Drive.

Charitable Partners

WSPMA recognizes the importance of supporting local communities and respects the existing partnerships many companies have with charitable organizations. While suggestions will be provided for donation locations across the state, participating companies are encouraged to donate to organizations of their choice, ensuring the coats reach those in need through trusted channels.

Promotion and Visibility

We're calling on all participating companies to not only contribute coats but to also spread the word far and wide! Let's make this Coat Drive a community-wide effort by leveraging the power of social media and local outreach.

Once we have our eye-catching flyer ready, it's time to get the word out. Share it proudly in your company's newsletters, email blasts, and social media channels. Encourage your employees to share the news with their networks, doubling the reach of our message.

Don't stop there! Take it a step further by engaging with your local community. Reach out to local newspapers, radio stations, and community groups to spread awareness. Host a coat collection event at your office or partner with local businesses to serve as drop-off locations.

Every share, every post, and every donation counts. Let's make sure everyone knows that together, we're making a difference in the lives of those in need. Together, let's warm hearts and bodies across Washington state!


The Coat Drive presents an excellent opportunity for companies within the Washington State Pest Management Association to come together and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. By spreading warmth and kindness, we can truly embody the spirit of community and service that defines WSPMA. Together, let's wrap our communities in the warmth of compassion and generosity.

Social Media Post Ideas

"🧥 Excited to join @WSPMA in their Coat Drive! Let's make a difference together by donating coats to those in need. #WarmthInAction #CommunityEngagement"

"❄️ Proud to support @WSPMA's mission of spreading warmth and kindness! Join us in donating coats to help those facing the cold. Together, we can make a difference! #CoatDrive #GiveBack"

"🌟 Thrilled to be part of @WSPMA's Coat Drive! Let's show our community that we care by donating coats and spreading warmth this winter. #WSPMACoatDrive #SpreadKindness"

"🧥 It's coat collection time! Join us in supporting @WSPMA's Coat Drive and help keep our community warm this season. Drop off your gently used coats at our office today! #DonateCoats #CommunitySupport"

"❤️ We're honored to participate in @WSPMA's Coat Drive! Help us make a difference by donating coats to those in need. Together, we can bring warmth to our community. #CoatDrive #TogetherWeCanHelp"

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