Topeka, Kansas, December 8, 2011 — Scotch Fabric Care thanks the Topeka community for enabling the Scotch Share the Warmth® program to have another successful year. This year, the 25th anniversary of the program’s inception, Scotch collected and cleaned 5,585 coats in Topeka and 4,353 in Lawrence. Scotch has collected and cleaned 212,694 coats to date.
A special thank you is given to the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary for an exceptional job sorting and distributing the coats to the needy. The few remaining coats will be kept at the Salvation Army for those needing coats during the winter season.
After the public giveaway, Scott Shmalberg, president of Scotch Fabric Care, said, “On the 25th anniversary of the Scotch Share the Warmth ® program the Topeka community has once again been very generous. Each year the need for clean warm coats in the community grows and Topeka has risen to meet the challenge. This program wouldn’t be possible without caring and concerned individuals and groups within our community. We are also thankful for the media support and coverage that help make this program so successful.”