Five Star Cleaners partners with KENS 5, Santikos Theaters and Chris Madrid’s for 2021 Cold Days, Warm Hearts Winter Coat Project that kicks off December 20


Donate a new or gently used coat to help keep San Antonians warm this winter.
Five Star Cleaners 2021 Cold Days, Warm Hearts Winter Coat Project Kicks Off December 20!

Five Star Cleaners is working again with KENS 5, Santikos Theaters, and Chris Madrid’s to encourage residents of the River City to clear out their closets and donate new or gently used coats to those less fortunate. 

“If you have gently used coats or wish to donate a new coat, we need them,” said Five Star Cleaners Co-Owner Sharlene Thum. “There are many San Antonians who could use that extra warmth right now. One, small act of kindness can change everything for a person.” 

Beginning December 20 through January 31, donors can bring in a new or gently used coat anytime to Five Star Cleaners’ 13 locations, 10 Santikos Theaters, including those in Cibolo and New Braunfels, or Chris Madrid’s and receive a Santikos coupon and 30-minute game card, a $5 Chris Madrid’s coupon good for dining-in or to-go, and a $5 Five Star Cleaners gift certificate for their coat donation. 

For those wanting to experience a little winter wonder, donors are invited to drop off their coats at Cibolo Santikos Theater on January 7 starting at 6 p.m. and enjoy a snowslide, music and refreshments. 

“The support of KENS 5, Santikos Theaters, and Chris Madrid’s means the world to us, and has helped the program to grow in so many ways. We really hope we can surpass our goal to collect 10,000 coats for those in need,” said Thum. 

Coats will be distributed to those less fortunate through SAMMinistries (SAMM), Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) and Pearl Street Church. 

For over 38 years, Five Star Cleaners has been working to keep San Antonio warm for the winter through their annual coat drive Cold Days, Warm Hearts. Over 155,000 coats have been collected, repaired and cleaned and provided to local charities and places of worship for distribution to those in need.