Pantops Shopping Center


You’ll find friendly, helpful people in every Pantops shop. You’ll find whatever you are looking for by making this one stop. For value and convenience, pop right into Pantops, Route 250 East, at the foot of Pantops Mountain – where the Food Lion roars!


Ashton's Birthday Wish: coat drive event at Pantops Shopping Center

Ashton’s Birthday Wish: Coat Drive 2016


September 26, 2016

Help local families in need by bringing coats, toys, or donations to the 5th Annual Ashton’s Birthday Wish Coat Drive!

How to Help

Ashton’s Birthday Wish Coat Drive will accept coats, toys, and donations in support of local families in need. Monetary donations will be used to help clean the gently-used coats and to buy additional coats.

When looking through your closet for coats, keep in mind that not all children wear small kid sizes and that adult sizes are needed too.

Additionally, at the event Tom Powell will be accepting toy donations early for the Tot Lift 2016.

If you would like to help, have questions, or are in need of a coat, please email [email protected].

Drop-off Locations for Coat Donations

Starting Friday, September 25 through November 1, there will be drop off spots for coats at:

  • Bremo Auctions (Pantops Shopping Center)
  • Giant Food (Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center)
  • Carver Rec Center
  • Kroger (Rio Hills)
  • Faulconer Hardware (Orange, Va)

Event Details

Saturday October 8th
11 am – 3 pm
Pantps Shopping Center

The event will be held rain or shine!

Event activities will include:

  • Live music by Nashville recording artists Keith Bryant and Dennis Thorne and local musicians Cason Spencer and Hailee Marie
  • Games and vehicle tours by Charlottesville Police and Albemarle County Police departments
  • Cover the Cruiser (benefiting the Virginia Special Olympics)
  • Fire truck tour by East Rivanna Volunteer Fire
  • Samples from Little Caesars Pizza & Lazy Parrot
  • Cotton candy from Bounce Play-n-Create
  • Radio remote with Z95.1’s Sherry Taylor
  • Costumed characters
  • Cornhole games (boards supplied Boozer Boards)

Raffle supporters:

Other event supporters:

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Rudy’s Cleaners
Bremo Auctions
Lazy Parrot
Little Caesars
Bounce Play-n-Create
Pack N Mail
Food Lion
Mountain Kim Martial Arts Academy
Rivanna Gear & Apparel
Advance America, Cash Advance