Maine Sport to hold Winter Coat Drive for Knox County Homeless Coalition

ROCKPORT, ME — After a two very successful collection drives this year, a shoe drive in March and a tent and sleeping bag drive in August, Maine Sport Outfitters is once again teaming up with the Knox County Homeless Coalition to help those in need. Throughout the month of October, Maine Sport will be collecting gently used or new winter coats to donate to this Rockport-based organization, the only homeless organization serving Knox, Waldo and northern Lincoln counties. Men’s, women’s and children’s coats in clean and usable condition will be accepted, waterproof and insulated coats preferred.


Maine Sport Outfitters’ Rockport and Camden locations will be collecting gently used winter coats during the entire month of October. As an incentive and thank you, those who donate a winter coat in good or new condition will receive a special $10 coupon, good towards a purchase of $100 or more of any in-stock merchandise at either store location.


For more information, go to, give us a call at 207-236-7120 or visit us in-store.



About the Knox County Homeless Coalition

Knox County Homeless Coalition, founded in 2014, is the only dedicated homeless organization serving Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln counties offering comprehensive case management to more than 600 individuals annually. They also manage the Hospitality House family shelter—a live-in facility for up to 22 in Rockport. Their mission is to break the cycles of poverty and homelessness in Mid-coast Maine, offering a holistic wraparound approach to helping vulnerable people build productive and self-sustaining lives. Everything they do is delivered with respect, dignity and genuine caring, delivering on the promise of home, help, and hope.

Since opening their doors in 2014 KCHC has maintained a 90-95% success rate for sustainable independence for clients who remain active through their complete program. The transportation program, added in 2015, helps remove one of the most critical barriers to rural independence. The newest program of KCHC, The Landing Place, is a highly-relational, comprehensive program for unaccompanied and high-risk young people with youth-specific case management, outreach and a youth center located on Park St. in downtown Rockland.


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