As a national off price retailer for 500 stores nationwide and Puerto Rico, Burlington Coat Factory is committed to giving back to communities
surrounding its store locations. We know we can make the greatest impact by supporting causes that affect the lives of our customers and their families.
To learn more about our community relations efforts, see below:
Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive
October - January
This annual collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to ensure no individual goes without a warm coat during
the cold winter months. Each year the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive relies on the generosity and compassion of our
customers across the country. In partnership with ABC's Good Morning America and the national non-profit organization
One Warm Coat, Burlington collects gently-worn coats in all its store locations and works with local One Warm Coat agencies to
distribute the coats to those most in need within the community. Now in its sixth year, the coat drive has collected well over
1MM coats! Thanks to all those that continue to donate to help spread the gift of warmth!
To learn more about One Warm Coat and to learn how you can be a participating agency, please visit
Red Dress Event
February - March
Burlington is proud to support women's heart health. Through an inaugural partnership in 2012 with
The Heart Truth® and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, Burlington's
Red Dress Event increased awareness among its customers about the importance of women's heart health, as heart disease
is the leading cause of death among women. Last year from February through Easter, Burlington donated $1 for any dress
sold to benefit education for women's heart health. Additionally, our national POS campaign raised nearly $1MM towards
lending support for women living with heart disease and provided funds towards launching the organization's Hispanic
initiative to inform Latinas about the risks of heart disease.
This year, starting on February 1, 2013 (National Wear Red Day and the launch of American Heart Month)
through Easter, Burlington will once again partner with The Heart Truth® and WomenHeart, to help educate
women on the importance of their heart health. This year, Burlington will donate $1 for every dress sold throughout the
initiative to WomenHeart, up to $25,000, and will host collections at check-out for those customers that wish to
help support the organization in furthering its mission to educate women on their heart health, while continuing to expand
the organization's Hispanic Outreach Initiative.
To learn more about WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, visit
To learn more about women's heart health and how you can help, please visit
July - October
Burlington has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk for the past
11 years in the organization's fight against blood cancers. In 2012, the campaign was held in stores from July 9 through October 29.
Customers so generously supported the cause in 2012 by donating a record breaking $3.4MM to help fight cancer and through
registrations by Burlington Associates in the Light the Night Walks hosted nationally.
- Since 2001, Burlington Company has raised more than $16MM for research and for improving the quality of life of patients and their families
- Because of our efforts, Burlington Coat Factory continues to be the organization's #1 National Corporate Partner and Honored Friend.
To learn more about The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society visit www.lls.org
and to find out more about the Light the Night Walk, please visit www.lightthenight.org.
Project Checkpoint & Operation Car Seat
Project Checkpoint ™
- Baby Depot at Burlington Coat Factory partners with local municipalities, car seat manufactures and non-profit organizations across the country to educate new parents about car seat safety.
- At Project Checkpoint events, certified safety seat experts inspect vehicles for proper installation and operation of child restraints. These events are free to the public, providing resourceful information to parents and care takers.
Operation Car Seat
- Through Operation Car Seat, Baby Depot provides affordable pricing for bulk orders of car seats for non-profit organizations. To learn more, please send an email to email@example.com
As a new neighbor in new store communities, Burlington Coat Factory outreaches to local philanthropic 501(c) 3 organizations
in such markets to seek their participation in Burlington's Charity Day. This is a day dedicated to community, in which charitable supporters
are able to donate $5 to their charity of choice in return for a VIP exclusive shopping pass redeemable in that Burlington location on this
one day, just prior to the store's official grand opening to the public. The pass is inclusive of 10% off an entire purchase!
Burlington Gives Back
Charitable Donation Program
Burlington Gives Back is a program dedicated to donating new sample merchandise to local philanthropic organizations
in communities surrounding our stores. These events take place at select store locations and provide an opportunity to donate new
merchandise to those most in need. The program's official national non-profit partner, Fashion Delivers, identifies local non-profit
501 c 3 organizations in our store communities to receive such merchandise. In order to be eligible to receive donations from
Fashion Delivers, please register your 501(c)(3) charity online at
Gift Card Fundraising Program
Calling all non-profit organizations! Burlington Coat Factory offers a Gift Card Fundraising program enabling non-profit
501 (c)(3) organizations to raise money for their organizations through bulk orders of Burlington Coat Factory Gift Cards. Organizations
can easily purchase Burlington Coat Factory Gift Cards at a discount and sell cards at their face value. The difference will go directly
to your organization. It's that easy! Don't miss out on this exciting fundraising opportunity for your organization, while shopping at your
How does it work?
- Gift card denominations are available through the Gift Card Fundraising Program at $25, $50, $75 and $100.
- With each denomination, Burlington Coat Factory offers a five percent discount on your gift card purchase, with a minimum of $500 worth of gift cards being purchased.
How can I participate?
Natural Disaster Relief Efforts
When unfortunate natural disasters occur, Burlington responds. Whether it's international or domestic,
Burlington finds a way to help. Over the past several years, the world has seen devastating Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis.
As a result, Burlington donated funds to non-profit organizations assisting those most in need, whether it's the American Red Cross,
Salvation Army or Fashion Delivers, Burlington responds. We have donated more than a half million dollars to assist victims from
the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami, and just over $400,000 to those hit by the 2010 Hurricane in Haiti. And most recently,
when Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, many Burlington stores were hit and all but one has been restored, but Burlington donated
a total of $200,000 to Fashion Delivers and another $50,000 to the Salvation Army, in addition to more than 40 pallets of new
merchandise to help those most in need.
Charitable Donation Policy
For those organizations looking for a sponsorship, merchandise for donation and/or gift cards,
Burlington Coat Factory only supports 501 c 3 organizations in working with Fashion Delivers through its
Burlington Gives Back program (described above). Burlington does not make monetary grants/donations, donate gift cards
or provide merchandise for auction, sale, barter, raffle, trade, or for use for fund-raising purposes.