Bundle up Chatham: Winterwear donations needed

By Melanie York

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham Winter Weather Survival Drive 2023 will launch on October 1 and will run through December. Donations of new or gently used/clean winterwear only coats/ jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, thermal or wool socks, heavy sweaters, heavy flannel shirts, blankets and sleeping bags will be collected. These items will be distributed to our unsheltered, inadequately housed or without access to heat and to those in need that cannot afford warm, proper protection from the dangers of winter weather in Chatham County.  Distribution events In November and December will be announced at a later date

Chatham WWSD Collection/ Drop-off Locations:

North Chatham

Chapel In The Pines Presbyterian Church
314 Great Ridge Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Beginning Wednesday October 4th & Sunday October 8th, 9am to 12pm (Every Wednesday & Sunday until December 13)

79 West Innovation Hub at Mosaic Chatham Park
120 Mosaic Boulevard, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Beginning Thursday October 5th, 10am to 1pm ( Every Thursday through December)


Pittsboro United Methodist Church
71 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Beginning Sunday October 1,  8:30am to 12pm ( Every Sunday through December)

St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church
204 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Beginning Wednesday October 4, 9am to 12pm & Thursday October 5, 9am to 3pm (Every Wed & Thurs)

Siler City

Wrenn Memorial Library
500 North 2nd Avenue, Siler City
Beginning Monday October 2, during regular library hours


Goldston Library
9235 Pittsboro Goldston Road, Goldston, NC 27252
Beginning Monday October 2, during regular library hours

Other collection locations will be announced.  

The Chatham Winter Weather Survival Drive is a collaborative community-wide project. It began last year as a partnership between Chapel In The Pines Presbyterian Church, Salvation Army of Chatham and Chatham Homeless Advocacy Issue Network, CHAIN. In the inaugural year with one North Chatham collection location and six weeks of Wednesday mornings the WWSD 2022 collected 1500 donated items including almost 500 winter coats. The donated winterwear items were distributed at the National Guard Armory in conjuction with the Salvation Army of Chatham’s annual Angel Tree Event and to  Love Chatham, West Chatham Pantry and at Chatham Health Alliance Resource Hub Event at the Nature Trail Mobile Home Community.

This years Chatham WWSD 2023 Partners:
Chapel In The Pines Presbyterian Church,  Salvation Army of Chatham, 79 West Innovation Hub at Mosaic Chatham Park, St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Pittsboro Methodist Church, Wrenn Memorial Library, Goldston Library, The Local Church, Chatham Housing Collective, Chatham Homeless Advocacy Issue Network and Encore of Briar Chapel. We are grateful to our sponsors 79 West Innovation Hub, Mosaic at Chatham Park and Lowe’s Home Improvement for their generosity and support.

The WWSD is in need of volunteers to assist with collection and distribution of donations. An online volunteer signup will be available soon. If you would like to be a Chatham WWSD volunteer, become a collection/drop-off location, assist with clothing donations or funding contact: .