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    One Warm Coat Drive – The Spirit of Giving! | Celebrate the holiday on Black Friday at The Collection

    One Warm Coat Drive – The Spirit of Giving! | Celebrate the holiday on Black Friday at The Collection

    Step into the holiday magic by giving back to those in need at the Black Friday Coat Drive while stopping by to visit and write to your favorite North Pole couple, Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

    (OXNARD, Calif.) – Nov. 9, 2018 — Make room in the closet for your fabulous Black Friday finds by donating your old coats! The Collection at RiverPark is partnering with One Warm Coat and will be collecting coats to donate to community members in need for the holiday season. Anyone wishing to give any gently used coats and jackets are encouraged to go to Park View Court in front of The Annex Food Hall on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to drop off their donations. All items collected will be going to local nonprofit organizations.

    Donors who donate any gently used coats and jackets will have the opportunity to either decorate a cookie or take home a freshly baked cookie courtesy of Scratch Sandwich Counter located at the Annex Food Hall.

    After a busy weekend of shopping, stroll on over to the Annex Food Hall and unwind with a warm cup of hot coco and hear your favorite holiday stories with Mrs. Claus. On Mondays Nov. 19 – Dec. 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. join Mrs. Claus as she treats youngsters to delicious goodies and story time as she reads her favorite holiday tales. Sunny Smiles Dentistry are proud sponsors of this free and special event, and registration is required to attend.

    While you’re there, make sure to drop off your little ones’ letters to Santa at his special mailbox, also located inside the Annex Food Hall. Children may bring their own custom cards, or write their own special message on complimentary postcards available at Guest Services every day from Nov. 17 – Dec. 24.

    “We’re thrilled to have these new additions to our annual holiday celebrations here at The Collection,” said Jill Almonia, Marketing Manager at the Collection at RiverPark. “We love to bring the community together for these fun events, especially during this festive season.”

    For more information on these events, visit

    About One Warm Coat

    One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat’s inception in 1992, we have worked with our volunteers to host more than 27,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats.

    About the Collection (

    The Collection at RiverPark is a 750,000 square foot, open-air specialty retail center located in the heart of West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, The Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside communities. The Collection is built around a town grid of retail streets, each of which has its own personality-a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, Century RiverPark 16, REI, Whole Foods Market, H&M, 24-Hour SuperSport and The Container Store. Restaurants include Yard House, Larsen’s Grill, Gen Korean BBQ, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Maria’s Italian Kitchen and more. Follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram at TheCollectionRP

    About The Annex Food Hall at The Collection at RiverPark

    The Annex is a 16,000-square-foot Food Hall located within The Collection, Ventura County’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The first Food Hall in Ventura County, this gathering place celebrates the spirit of small business and local operators. A culinary focused, community-minded marketplace, The Annex shops and eateries feature an eclectic collection of purveyors blending dining experiences and unique flavors in a shared space with bar front eating and common area seating.

    This one-of-a-kind destination offers a platform for proprietors who want to share their passion with others in a beautifully designed, artistic and inviting atmosphere which includes patio spaces for alfresco dining, special events, entertainment and more. Culinary offerings include celebrity chef favorite Scratch Sandwich Counter, famed local food truck Seoul Sausage, Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, Bottle & Pint and cult classic Afters Ice Cream.

    For more information and upcoming events visit and follow @AnnexFoodHall on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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