Coat Drive by Pro Energy Consultants to Benefit Wayside Cross Ministries

Past Successes Spur a New Drive

For the fourth time, Pro Energy Consultants of Geneva, Illinois are organizing a coat drive for Wayside Cross Ministries, a Fox Valley area nonprofit.

Jerry and Billie Needham, owners of Pro Energy Consultants, are collaborating with several other area businesses to collect coats and sweaters of all sizes and colors through Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Coat drop-off boxes are available at four Tri-Cities area businesses, or you can contact the Needhams directly at 630-770-4994 or via email, jneedham@proenergyconsultants.com  to donate.

You will find boxes at Confident Aire’s Green Energy Education Center, 416 E. Wilson Street in Batavia, All Spoked Up, 3 Webster Street in Batavia, Gibby’s Wine Den, 1772 S. Randall Road, Suite 220 in Geneva, and Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness, 2011 Dean Street, Suite B in St. Charles.

According to Jerry Needham, the original idea came about two years ago when they were researching philanthropic outlets that reinforced their business identity.

 “We are in the comfort business,” explained Needham. “Therefore, we wanted to highlight the concept of being warm and comfortable.

“During our research, conducting a coat drive for those in need seemed like a natural fit. This led us to a nationwide nonprofit, One Warm Coat,” he continued.  “By combining their suggestions with our own ideas, we collected 213 warm clothing items during our last coat drive.”

Another successful effort is likely, as several groups already held their own drive to contribute. A business networking group organized by Marson Maynor, the Never Eat Alone Network, collected 51 coats. Additionally, Daisy Troop 373 of Northern Illinois and Daisy Troop 1154 of Northern Illinois are contributing the 95 coats they collected to the One Warm Coat Drive.

For more information about what items are accepted, please contact Pro Energy Consultants at 630-770-4994.

About Pro Energy Consultants:
Locally owned by Geneva, Illinois residents Jerry and Billie Needham, Pro Energy Consultants is an energy-consulting firm with the mission to help American homeowners and businesses make informed decisions through home energy audits and energy management consulting. More information is available by contacting Jerry Needham at 630-770-4994 or via email jneedham@proenergyconsultants.com. To learn more, visit geneva.proenergyconsultants.com or Facebook. 

About Wayside Cross Ministries:
Since 1928, Wayside Cross Ministries has been a haven for the hurting and impoverished in the Fox Valley area. Through the power of God, WCM has evolved from one ministry to six distinct vibrant Bible-based Christ-centered ministries focused on transforming lives of men, women, youth and children in the greater Chicago-land area. Residential programs for men (Master's Touch Ministry), women and children (Lifespring Ministry), and community outreach programs (Urban Youth Ministry) for at-risk youth are available. The Hope Chest Resale Store reaches out to the community at large, as does the Hope Outreach Ministry. Wayside Center is a day center for the homeless in Elgin. For more information, visit www.waysidecross.org or call 630-892-4239.


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