Associated Charities to host coat-drive

November 28, 2018

Donating your old winter coat could really help someone this winter.

That’s the message sent by the Blackwell Associated Charities, the operator of the local food bank. The organization is currently holding a winter coat-drive to help warm the hearts of those who need a coat to brave the colder weather.

According to Jenny Johnson, an Associated Charities volunteer, the need for winter coats is apparent.

“The cold weather is coming, and the community has notified me that there are several kids at bus stops with no jackets,” she said.

While children’s coats are needed, coats for adults are needed as well. “You can bring any extra jackets that you or your kids have outgrown so that we may get them to those in need,” she said.

Jackets and coats may be dropped off at the organization’s office at 212 E Bridge Avenue in Blackwell.

The jackets will be distributed at no cost to children and adults who need one. “If you need a coat, come see me,” Johnson said.

Johnson added that the organization has partnered with the Goodbye Shoppe, a local resale shop that benefits area charities, to provide additional coats. “If we don’t have a coat in your size, we can get it,” said Johnson.

The Associated Charities office is open Tuesday – Thursday each week from 9 a.m. – noon. It is closed the third Tuesday of each month. It will also be closed December 25 – 27 and January 1 – 3 for the holidays.