Coats for Kids offers used clothes to help those in need
Howard Hanna Real Estate is celebrating its sixteenth consecutive year of running the Coats for Kids program and invites Wooster community members to participate in donating to the children and teenagers in need.
This program involves people donating their new or gently used coats to school, which will then be given to children who cannot afford new coats for the harsh winter to come.
The gently used coats will be washed by Ray Crow Cleaners and given to the Salvation Army in Wooster.
“This is the tenth year that Wooster is doing the Coats for Kids campaign. Community Service is trying to keep the kids warm in the winter by giving them used or gently used coats,” Dianne Hange of Howard Hanna Real Estate explained.
When most think of “Coats for Kids”, they donate coats that generally fit smaller children, rather than teenagers and middle schoolers.
“We actually really need larger and bigger coats doanted because the high schoolers and middle schoolers need them as well.” Hange said.
This is a one day only event, so coats should be brought either to a school in the WCS district on Dec. 5 or directly to the Salvation Army.