By now, everyone knows that the Green Family Stores have deep ties to the community. We want to make sure that our friends and neighbors are taken care of and have their basic needs met. There is not a day that goes by that we don't realize how fortunate we are and how much we owe to our customers and the people in the Springfield, IL area. Green Subaru, located at 3861 Wabash Avenue in Springfield, IL, is currently undertaking a new task designed at helping one of our greatest treasures: children. It is time again for our Coats for Kids Drive and we are hoping we can count on all of you to help make it successful, so our less fortunate children have warm coats for the winter.

Lending a Helping Hand

You can already feel it in the air. It's October and the temperatures are quickly falling. Pretty soon, you'll be breaking out your winter clothes, if you haven't already. Chances are there would probably be some panic if you were told you had to brave this coming winter without your winter coat. In some parts of the Springfield, IL area, there are many children who don't have access to a winter coat to keep them warm this winter. There are currently more than 600 homeless students in the Springfield school district and many other kids who come from low-income families that don't have the means to buy a winter coat. You can make a huge difference in the lives of these children by donating a new winter coat. You can drop off your donation at Green Subaru or any of the Green Family Store locations.

Our dealerships typically start collecting these donations in late October, but we accept them at any point of the year. The demand for these coats often far surpasses what we can provide, so any help that you can be is much appreciated, not just by us, but by the children and families in need. We are currently in desperate need of larger coats in adult sizes.

Contact Us

If you work for a local school, and many of your students need winter coats, please contact Rachel Buraski at and include your contact information. If you have the means, please consider dropping off a brand-new winter coat at Green Subaru, in Springfield, IL, and keeping a child warm this winter.