When this drive started 21 years ago, one of the problems facing area clothing rooms was the lack of children's coats, never enough to cover the need. Well, the coat drive has helped a great deal over the years. But there are still cold kids who need a coat and so we keep hosting the program.
WAND has been the cosponsor of the drive each and every year. Each year, one of the meteorologist
lends their time and talent to the drive.
RSVP Volunteers keep the coats moving. RSVP volunteers are amazing and this is just one of many, many projects they make happen each year.
61,252 coats have been cleaned and distributed to clothing rooms through this program. We hope that added up to a lighter burden on some family budgets and most of all a warmer winter for many kids.
For now, clean out your closet, or the back seat of your car or down in the basement for any of those coats you're not using (adults and children coats accepted). Then Wednesday, you can drop them off at one of the places listed below. We'll take it from there and keep you posted.
(Need a coat, check back later for a participating clothing room. When we start dropping off the clean coats to the clothing room, we'll let you know!)