A twenty year tradition by two local organizations, to help keep kids warm during the winter months, is upon us again.
The Salvation Army and Olde Towne Cleaners are asking for jacket donations for their "Coats for Kids" annual program.
"We try to get coats for smaller kids mainly, that is what we need the most of,” said President and Manager of Olde Towne Cleaners, David Frick. “We clean and repair what needs to be done to them and The Salvation Army does the handing out."
If you need a coat this winter, for you or your child, all you have to do is bring a picture ID and Social Security cards for everyone in your household who needs a jacket. This year's event, is on October 17th and 18th from 10 to 2 at The Salvation Army, which happens to be a later date than previous years.
"We are having it a little later this year,” said Office Coordinator for Salvation Army, Mindy McCloy. “Now that is starting to get colder, we think a lot of people are going to be thinking about coats and we would love to have anyone who needs a coat for their child to come in to get one."
If you would like to donate coats, you can start now. There are barrels at both of the Olde Towne Cleaners locations and at the Salvation Army. You can also give a cash donation and the organizations will buy brand new coats for the drive.