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Coats for Kids drive begins [UPDATED]

Published 9:20am Thursday, September 12, 2013 Updated 11:23am Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Coats for Kids drive is now underway in Otter Tail County. This program helps to defray cold weather clothing costs for parents who may not be able to afford it.

Last year, over 1,500 coats, hats, and mittens were distributed to families throughout the county and the same number is expected this year.

New or gently used coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens, sizes birth to adult XL are welcome.

Though the program is called ‘Coats for Kids,’ adult coats are welcome as well, because many parents also go without the proper attire to stay warm during the cold winter months.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

• United Way of Otter Tail County, 120 E Washington, Fergus Falls

• Bremer Bank – Perham

• Calvary Lutheran – Perham

• United Community Bank – Perham

If you are in need of cold weather clothing:

Fergus Falls Area, please stop by the United Way office, or call 218-736-5147.

Perham, Coats will be distributed at Calvary Lutheran Church on October 10th from 10am – 6pm.

For more information or to volunteer, please call Jill at 218-346-7102.

 

For a listing of programs and initiatives funded by United Way of Otter Tail County or to make a contribution to United Way to IMPROVE LIVES, call the United Way office at 218.736.5147 or go to www.uwotc.com.

 

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