Coats For Kids Drive Continues Thursday

Local News

The warm temperatures Wednesday made it feel like summer, but it won’t be long before winter arrives and your kids will need their coats.

The Salvation Army held the first day of its annual "Coats for Kids" drive Wednesday at the shelter on Putnam Avenue.

Office Coordinator Mindy McCloy said the program provides free winter coats for boys and girls and accessories for area teens, kids and infants.

The turnout for the first day of the drive was slow but McCloy hopes business will pick up Thursday.

"Families can come in and get their child a coat, school-aged children," said McCloy.  "We have infants coats as well, but they can come in and get a nice warm coat for winter they can get a hat, scarf and gloves."

McCloy said those interested should bring a valid I.D. and social security card.

Many of the coats according to McCloy are brand new and are paid for by fundraising dollars.

"We have a women’s auxiliary group that does fundraisers throughout the year and they buy the coats for us," McCloy said.  "Plus we also have slightly used coats and Dave Frick from "Olde Towne Cleaners" will clean our coats for us,"

The program continues Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.