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Remote Start Manufacturer Launches National Coat Drive Campaign

Firstech Compustar Partners with 12-Volt Retailers Across North America to Bring Warmth to Those in Need

November 1st, 2019 – (SEATTLE, WASH.): Firstech, makers of Compustar and Arctic Start remote start systems, has publicly announced the launch of its annual “Drive for Coats” campaign, a national effort to collect coat donations for those in need.

Despite the improving economy, millions of Americans are still forced to choose between warm clothing and everyday necessities, such as rent and food. For these families, a warm coat is a luxury that is difficult to afford.

In response, Firstech has partnered with retailers of Compustar and Arctic Start products across North America to hold in-store coat drives for collecting new and gently worn coat donations. This season, the number of retailers involved has nearly doubled! All of the locations involved in this coat drive are offering discounts on remote car starters for each customer who donates a new or gently worn coat.

Firstech’s “Drive for Coats” campaign will run from November 1st, 2019 through January 31st, 2020. To ensure proper delivery of all donations, Firstech has partnered with One Warm Coat (, a national coat drive organization responsible for over 5 million coat donations for the past 25 years. Donations will be distributed to local charitable organizations, vetted by One Warm Coat, which will make sure that each coat reaches a child or adult in need. 

“As the weather cools down, our thoughts turn to our friends and neighbors who lack adequate winter clothing,” said Director of Marketing Justin Lee. “Hundreds of Firstech’s retail partners across North America have stepped up to join us in fighting the cold on behalf of those in need.” 

Retailers participating in Firstech’s Drive for Coats campaign will receive in-store and digital marketing materials from Firstech to help promote this cause in local communities. For more information on Firstech’s “Drive for Coats” campaign, please visit On the Compustar website, use the dealer locator to find a “Drive for Coats” participating retailer near you.

About Firstech Firstech is an award-winning connected car company from Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 1995, primarily focusing on aftermarket remote car starters and security systems. Firstech has been voted the “Top Vendor in Security, Safety, and Convenience” products by the Mobile Electronics Retailers Association of America in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. 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 are collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation.

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