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Guide to Puget Sound Fall and Winter Coat Drives

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If your kids are in need of new coats this fall, why not donate their outgrown coats to a great cause? Here are some local coat drives that would love to receive new or gently used coats to help families through this winter.

Auburn Meadows Community Coat Drive
Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 31
945 22nd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002
253.333.0171

The coats can be new or gently used and will be dispersed by local charity organizations and schools for those in need. Coats of all sizes can be dropped off between 8:00am and 7:00pm daily.

One Warm Coat Drive
Saturday, October 20
7:30am – 4:00pm
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
425.778.6378
http://www.wscai.org

Sometimes a warm coat is all it takes to ease a burden and warm a heart – especially during the winter months. A One Warm Coat drive is an easy and convenient way to help people in need in your community. The goal of a One Warm Coat Drive is to provide any person in need with a warm coat, free of charge. Open your closets and donate those clean, reusable coats in any size – child through adult. The coats will be collected by WSCAI and distributed to the Eastside Baby Corner and St. Vincent de Paul – Seattle.

Sleep Country USA Foster Kids Coat Drive
Through Sunday, November 4
Participating Puget Sound Sleep Country USA stores
http://www.sleepcountry.com

For nearly 20,000 NW foster children a warm winter coat can be a rare luxury and as the weather gets wetter and colder, the need for a warm coat gets stronger. To help Sleep Country USA is collecting new warm coats for local foster children. Just bring your donation of warm coats for kids big and small to any Sleep Country and they’ll be given to a local foster child in need. You can also donate online and Sleep Country USA will do the shopping for you.

3rd Annual Give Warmth Coat Drive
Through Wednesday, December 12
C. Joy Salon
8336 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
425.577.6232
http://www.carolannjoysalon.com

Many youth and adults across the greater Seattle area struggle during the winter months because they are unable to afford proper winter attire. C. Joy Salon and the nonprofit organization Friends of Youth, want to help those in need with its Third Annual Give Warmth Coat Drive. Donations are accepted through December 12 at C. Joy Salon. Donations will be given to Friends of Youth in Redmond, Washington.

Fall Coat Drive
Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 18
Mars Hill Church
7551 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126
206.816.3800
http://www.marshill.com/westseattle

The church will be collecting coats during November to benefit Union Gospel Mission and Nicklesville in Seattle. You can bring new or used coats and jackets to the church office during the week or on Sundays.

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