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Salvation Army's Coats for Kids Drive Starts

Last year, 1,000 coats were delivered to local children in need. Let's try to top that number during this year's drive! Drop off is from Oct. 7 to Oct. 20.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 7:30 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— Before we know it, the temperatures are really going to drop. That means we'll have to break out our heavy coats; but not everyone has one.

That's why the Salvation Army is asking you to participate in its ninth annual coats for kids drive.

Every year the drive just keeps growing. Last year, 1,000 coats were delivered to local children in need. Let's try to top that number during this year's drive!

The Salvation Army is looking for new or gently-worn coats for a variety of ages.

That means coats you would want to wear; No rips, no stains, no broken zippers.

If you have anything that meets those standards, The Salvation Army would greatly appreciate your donation.

Lieutenant Aaron Johnson said the goal is to collect coats for elementary through high school aged kids.

"People always need a coat in the winter," He said. "And if you have four kids, you may not be able to spend $20 - $30 on a coat. You can just come get one for free."

However, Lt. Johnson said you can donate any coats that you would like because someone will benefit from it.

"We even take others [coats] because after the event is over, if we have extras, we put racks up outside of the church here in our entrance way and people will come and get coats."

Donations can be dropped until October 20th at the Salvation Army, or at a drop-off location near you.

Supplies will be distributed on October 26th.

Below is a list of all drop-off locations:

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