Metro Atlanta Kroger stores will team up with the United Way, FOX 5 News, Kiss 104.1, FedEx and the Atlanta Mission for the 2012 Project Overcoat campaign. From Jan. 7 – 21, metro Atlantans can help Kroger reach its goal of 25,000 donations by bringing new or gently used coats and blankets to any Kroger location in the metro area.

“With our coldest months still ahead and high unemployment rates, more metro residents will be in need of coats and blankets than ever before,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “This year, Kroger’s Atlanta Division has set out to collect 25,000 coats and blankets, and with the help of our customers and partners, we know we can help keep our friends and neighbors warm.”

To participate, metro Atlantans can place donations in the Project Overcoat bins located at the front of each Kroger store. All donations raised through the 2012 Project Overcoat campaign will be distributed to the United Way and Atlanta Mission, formally known as Atlanta Union Mission. To find a store near you, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.