Jewelry Show Hosts Coat Drive for Local People In Need

Jewelry Show Hosts Coat Drive for Local People In Need

Warming DC…One Coat at a Time

(Free admission for two & one free bracelet provided for each donation.)


Chantilly, VA – February 17-19, 2012 – In its 45th year, The International Gem & Jewelry Show at the Dulles Expo Center provides an exciting opportunity to shop the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices available. This February, the show will be hosting a coat drive on-site at their event to help local people in the community stay warm.

COAT DRIVE INFO: The International Gem & Jewelry Show is collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project.  Coats of all shapes sizes are welcome. One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults.  As a thank you for on-site donations, the International Gem & Jewelry Show will provide each person who donates a clean, gently worn coat an admission ticket good for two people to enter the February show and one FREE crystal bracelet.


All donated coats will be given to ALIVE! for distribution. ALIVE!, is the largest private  safety net for those in need in the City of Alexandria.  The organization’s Last Saturday Food Distribution program will provide a week’s worth of food and warm coats to families in need on February 25th.  ALIVE! Volunteers will be on location to collect coats during the following times:

Friday          11:30AM – 5:00PM

Saturday        9:45AM – 5:00PM

Sunday        10:45AM – 4:00PM

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES: February 18th – 12PM – 2PM – Mix 107.3’s Street Team and Chilli Amar will be on site to host the coat drive, plus attendees will have the chance to win exciting station prizes.


AMAZING BEADING CLASSES TOO!  Wendy Simpson Conner will be teaching amazing beading workshops all weekend.  During the show weekend, she will teach workshops on wire-work, making earrings and her patented pearl knotting technique. CLASSES ARE FREE with the purchase of a $10 class kit.


Friday 12pm-6pm,

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

One low ticket price for the entire weekend: $8.00. Visit

for additional show details – Visit for community service project details. Visit for more information on ALIVE!

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