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2020 Coats for Kids collection underway

Donate a new or gently used winter coat or accessories
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 1:38 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2020 at 5:22 AM CDT
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NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) - Fall is here, winter is coming and temperatures will be dropping. As you think of getting new coats for the family, think about the children who aren’t so fortunate. To make sure every child has a warm coat this winter, WBAY and Woodward radio stations are teaming up with the Salvation Army and local dry cleaners and other sponsors for COATS FOR KIDS.

The annual campaign collects new and gently used coats for those in need.

The campaign runs Monday, September 28, through Friday, October 30.

CLICK HERE to find drop-off locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

“As you’re looking for coats to give, make sure you always think of the children first. We always run short and we often need more kids coats all the way from infant all the way to young teens,” said Major David Minks, Commanding Officer for the Fox Cities Salvation Army.

Look through your closets and boxes and bins in your basements or attics. Mittens, gloves and hats are also appreciated.

Local dry cleaners work with Coats for Kids to clean them so you don’t have to.

If you don’t have a used coat to donate or time to buy a new one, there are other ways to give.

“We also take monetary donations, so if you don’t have time to drive to Kohls or wherever to order your jackets, we’re more than happy to take donations. Twenty dollars can buy a new jacket for someone in need,” said Wessley.

CLICK HERE to find drop-off locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin.