11/09/12 Warm Up Marshall County is a countywide local coat drive sponsored by Oliver Ford, with help from WTCA, Price’s Village Valet Cleaners and the Pilot News. Now in the 14th year, the program provides donated outerwear to those in need in Marshall County. The coats collected are cleaned and mended by Price’s Village Valet Cleaners.
Project organizer, Steve Keiser from Oliver Ford is a little nervous this year because the number of coats being donated is drastically down. Typically each year they collect and distribute 500 to 800 coats. As of Wednesday only about 125 coats have been donated so far. Keiser is urging citizens to go look in their closets. Grab that old coat in the back that you just don’t like any more and drop it off.
There is a real need for children’s coats so if your kids have outgrown their coats grab them up and drop them off here at the WTCA Studios or at Oliver Ford.
Last week Trish James, Manager at Kabelin’s Ace Hardware donated 10 cases of gloves, over 500 pair of gloves for men, women and children so each coat will come with a new pair of gloves. Donations are being accepted until Wednesday, November 14th so look at the coats in the closet and see if you have something to donate to help someone less fortunate in the community stay warm this winter.
Distributed will be Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, November 18th from noon till 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Plymouth. All sizes and styles of children’s and adults coats are needed, and can be dropped off at any of the sponsoring locations.