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Download Press Release Examples
Press releases are a great way to get your upcoming coat drive into the news- TV, print, radio, podcast, etc. Many local online and print newspapers will be happy to carry a story about your One Warm Coat Drive.
For business-specific press releases, please visit the Business Resources page.
Promote Your Upcoming Drive
First, you want to promote your coat drive!
- Download the “promote” press release.
- Personalize the sections of red text with your information.
- Email, mail, or fax the completed press release to your local newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, township e-newsletter, favorite blogger – etc.
The more places you send your press release, the more likely it is to be picked up as a story. Local newspaper and news stations love to talk about coat drives and may even send a reporter or photographer to your event. Press releases are a great way to spread the word about your coat drive in your local community and help you collect even more coats.
Celebrate Your Coat Drive Success
Once your coat drive is over, it’s time to celebrate your success! Follow the steps above, but this time personalize the “celebrate” press release and send it out into the community with pictures and quotes from your coat drive.