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Space Foundation Discovery Center Launches its “Get Folks in Coats” Winter Coat Drive

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2018) — Winter weather has already made its arrival to the Pikes Peak Region and this season, the Space Foundation will launch its first winter coat drive to help the community’s homeless population.

Now through Dec. 12, the Space Foundation will be accepting new and gently used adult and children’s coats. Donations can be made at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, 80907, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With each coat donated, guests will receive $1.00 off admission to the Discovery Center.

The coats will be donated to Springs Rescue Mission for distribution.

“Springs Rescue Mission is focused on providing life-saving care for the many men, women and children in our community facing poverty and homelessness this winter. The coats donated to the Space Foundation will not only save lives but will bring people in need closer to the services that will help them find dignity on their path to recovery,” said Stu Davis, Director of Mobilization, Springs Rescue Mission.

The Space Foundation is also offering a special incentive for Discovery Center Passport Members to donate coats. For each coat donated, Members will receive a ticket for a prize drawing to take place at the end of the year. Learn more about Discovery Center Passport Membership at

About the Discovery Center
Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Military discounts are available. For pricing and other information, visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000. Follow the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites and – and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.


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