• The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce, T-Mobile – VH, Shurway Movers, businesses, municipalities, and several veteran’s organizations have launched a special coat drive for veterans in-need and their families.
    “Our coat collection for veterans is an ideal way to show our support and thank our vets for their amazing service,” said GLMV President Scott Adams.
    For as long as many can remember, there has been a local effort to collect coats and raise awareness for Lake County veterans in-need and at-risk. Originally, the concept was branded Operation Stand Down, led by the Lake County Veteran’s Assistance Commission and participating VFW and American Legion Posts.
    Initially, the supply of coats came from stores such as Sears, Value City, and Burlington Coat Factory which all made donations. As those locations began to close, law enforcement and local high schools partnered to collect winter coats and raise awareness of veterans-in-need and the year-around efforts of the Midwest Veteran’s Closet.
    However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, new collection locations were needed, and after learning of the need from GLMV Board Member Jon Petrillo, Village of Vernon Hills, GLMV knew they had to get involved. 
    Donated items will be given to Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago for distribution.  Every donated item is much appreciated by the veterans and their families.
    So, let’s clean out those closets and donate items to keep our veterans in-need and their families warm this winter. Donations such as old, slightly worn, or new winter coats and other seasonal outerwear are being accepted at the following locations through November 16. All sizes are acceptable.
    Businesses interested in being a collection location or for more information, contact the GLMV Chamber of Commerce 847-680-0750 or clevin@glmvchamber.org
    Drop off times may vary by location. Please contact each location for their specific drop off information.
    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
    783 Barron Blvd, Grayslake
    (847) 548-2625
    Centre Club
    200 W Golf Road, Libertyville
    (847) 816-6100
    DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
    1000 Butterfield, Vernon Hills
    (847) 327-0203
    Edward Jones  - Troy Ackman
    856 N IL Rt. 83, Mundelein
    (224) 864-2156
    Farmers Insurance – Debbie Solbrig
    616 N Bridgeport Terrace, Ste F, Lindenhurst
    (847) 356-5560
    Great Lakes Credit Union
    2525 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago
    (847) 578-7341
    Integral Medical & Rehab
    870 West End Court #206, Vernon Hills
    (224) 424-3147
    Libertyville Police Department
    200 E Cook Ave, Libertyville
    (847) 362-8310
    Mundelein Police Department
    221 Lake Street, Mundelein
    (847) 968-4600
    Village of Mundelein
    300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein
    Northwestern  Mutual
    3 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills
    (847) 573-6800
    Northside Community Bank
    800 N Rt. 83, Mundelein IL 60060
    (847) 837-8883
    The Tranel Financial Group
    1509 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
    (847) 680-9050

    Vernon Hills Park District – Sullivan Center
    635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills
    (847) 996-6800
    Village of Green Oaks
    2020 O'Plaine Rd
    Green Oaks, Illinois 60048
    (847) 362-5363
    Village of Mundelein
    300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein
    (847) 849-3200
    Village of Libertyville
    118 W. Cook Ave., Libertyville
    (847) 362-2430
    Village of Vernon Hills
    294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills
    Vernon Hills Municipal Golf Course
    291 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills
    (847) 680-9310
    Willow Lawn Memorial Park
    Aarrowood Pet Cemetery
    24090 N. US 45, Vernon Hills
    (847) 634-3787