Raven Industries Hosts One-Day "Beat the Freeze" Clothing Drive


Winter Clothing Donations Will Benefit Children and Adults Via Local Charities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., (October 1, 2019) — Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) is hosting a clothing drive to collect new winter clothing for children and adults in need; the drive will be held on October 17 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Raven’s downtown headquarters, located at 6th Street and Phillips Avenue. Called “Beat the Freeze,” this clothing drive is designed to provide warm clothing to those in need before harsh winter weather conditions arrive. Area residents are invited to make a difference in the Sioux Falls community by donating to the drive, which will benefit clients of Family Visitation Center, The Banquet, and Child’s Voice.

“We are so excited about our upcoming Beat the Freeze clothing drive and hope the community will support us,” said Margaret Carmody, Director of Organizational Culture & Communications. “There are thousands of people in Sioux Falls living in poverty, struggling to pay their bills and support their families, and they are often unable to afford to purchase warm coats, hats, gloves, and other necessary South Dakota winter gear. Raven is dedicated to giving back — Solving Great Challenges right at home — and contributions to Beat the Freeze will make a big impact in our community. Everything we collect will be distributed to those in need, for free, and will help our neighbors stay safe and warm this winter.”

Beat the Freeze will accept any new winter clothing items for children and adults, including:

  • Coats
  • Hats and beanies
  • Mittens and gloves
  • Scarves and neck warmers
  • Boots
  • Snow pants
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts

Our partner charities have expressed a great need for the following items, which community members are encouraged donate:

  • Larger men’s coats that allow room for clothing underneath to be layered
  • Items for children aged 4 – 15 years old
  • Snow pants for children

“The health effects of extreme cold can be life threatening,” added Carmody. “We hope that after this clothing drive, many people in Sioux Falls will be safe and protected this winter.”

About Raven Industries, Inc.

Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) is dedicated to providing innovative, high-value products and solutions that solve great challenges throughout the world. Raven is a leader in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and lighter-than-air technologies. Since 1956, Raven has designed, produced, and delivered exceptional solutions, earning the company a reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. For more information, visit http://ravenind.com.

Contact Information

Lisa McElrath, Communications Manager
Raven Industries
+1 (605) 336-2750