Coats for Kids: Annual Mid-Michigan campaign under way through Nov. 10

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (10/4/2017) - The annual Coats for Kids drive in Mid-Michigan is under way now through Nov. 10.

ABC12 and WIOG are partnering with the Salvation Army to collect coats and cold weather gear to help keep needy children warm this winter. The collection began Oct. 4 and continues for five weeks until Nov. 10.

"Even though we know it's going to be like 70 something degrees today, we know the cold weather is coming here to Mid Michigan, super cold weather," said Nate Rose, morning show host on WIOG. "It's just amazing to see the outpouring of generosity from the community."

Look for Coats for Kids collection boxes are now out in a variety of malls, coffee shops, hospitals, banks, credit unions, and other businesses throughout the region. A full list is available at the end of this story.

"Everywhere that people can see ABC12, we're collecting coats," said Capt. Caleb Senn from the Salvation Army of Genesee County. "Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Genesee, Shiawassee, Ogemaw, all over the place. Give a coat, help a kid."

Last year, more than 6,000 coats were collected. This season, there's an emphasis on making sure a wide variety of sizes come in.

"We really need coats for kids who are growing. When we had kids at 10 or 11, they were in adult sizes already and we need those coats just as much as coats for little kids," said April Rose, morning show host on WIOG.

Besides coats, the collection also is looking for hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants and more.

"To be able to keep kids warm, bring it all in," Rose said.

Families that need something warm are asked to contact or visit the Salvation Army office in their home county to sign up for assistance.

"You come in later in October, bring proof of residency, proof of income, proof that you have children through shot records and things like that," Senn said. "Just come in and have a conversation with us. We'll get some numbers from you, put you into our system and we'll help you out."

Coats for Kids collection locations:

Midland County
Midland Mall, 6800 Eastman Ave., Midland
Chemical Bank, 333 E. Main St., Midland
Tim Horton's, 2003 N. Saginaw Road, Midland
Dani B's Studio for Hair, 4308 N. Saginaw Road, Midland
Blessed Sacrament School, 3109 Swede Ave., Midland
Dow Chemical Employee's Credit Union, 600 Lyon Road, Midland
Midland Community Center, 2205 S. Jefferson Ave., Midland
Dollar Daze, 1828 N. Saginaw Road, Midland
McArdle's Pontiac Cadillac GMC, 2400 N. Saginaw Road, Midland
Mid-Town Pawn & Buy Back Center, 150 Ashman Circle, Midland

Genesee County
Salvation Army Business Office, 211 W. Kearsley, Flint
Troy Cleaners, All Locations:
- 12500 S. Saginaw, Grand Blanc
- 18050 Silver Lake Pkwy, Fenton
- 6020 Fenton Road, Flint
- 250 W. Main St., Flushing
Oreck Vacuums @ Somerset Town Center, G4270 Miller Road, Flint
WJRT, 2302 Lapeer Road, Flint
Baker College of Flint (Student Center), 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint
Hurley Medical Center, 1 Hurley Plaza, Flint
U of M Flint Public Safety, 602 Mill St., Flint
Ralph Burgess, DDS, 3380 S. Dye Road, Flint
Genesee Valley Center (Mall), 3341 Linden Road, Flint
Biggby Coffee, 2458 Center Road, Burton
Biggby Coffee, 3093 Linden Road, Flint
Biggby Coffee, 2223 Hill Road, Grand Blanc
Biggby Coffee, 6426 W. Pierson Road, Flushing
Biggby Coffee, 235 N Leroy St., Suite A, Fenton
Miracle-Ear, 2464 Center Road, Burton
City of Flint Police, 210 E. 5th St., Flint
Guido's Premium Pizza, 545 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc
General Optical-Park Place, 1235 S Center Rd # 16, Burton
General Optical, 523 M.L. King Ave., Flint
General Optical, 3140 Silver Lake Road, Fenton
City of Flint (3 boxes) south and north building and main lobby City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw St., Flint
Skaff, 5301 Hill 23 Dr., Flint
Riverfront Optical, 4325 Miller Road, Flint
Play It Again Sports, 4230 Miller Road, Flint

Saginaw County
Once Upon A Child, 2936 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw
Johnson's Giant Pumpkin Farm, 4715 N. Portsmouth Road, Saginaw
Tim Hortons - all locations in Saginaw County
- 4870 State St., Saginaw
- 2039 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw
- 8099 Gratiot Ave., Saginaw
- 142 N. Main St., Frankenmuth
- 3100 Tittabawassee, Saginaw
Suski Chevrolet Buick, 8700 Main St., Birch Run
Family Dollar, 321 West Saginaw, Hemlock
Deluxe Cleaners, 2700 Bay Road, Saginaw
Child and Family Services, 2806 Davenport Ave., Saginaw
Child and Family Services, 117 S. Main St., Freeland
Victorian Purses by SuE. Yarn & Bead Destination, 148 S. Saginaw, St. Charles
Birch Run Mall, Birch Run
Riverfront Eyecare, 3200 Cabaret Tr. S, Saginaw
Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 6090 State St., Saginaw

Bay County
Tim Horton's, 3460 Wilder Road, Bay City
Tim Horton's, 2906 Center Ave., Essexville
Copoco Credit Union, 4265 Wilder Road, Bay City
The Salvation Army Business Office, 401 10th St., Bay City
Clayton Cleaners, 205 S Henry St., Bay City
Bay City Mall, 4101 Wilder Road, Bay City
Save-A-Lot, 904 Lafayette Road, Bay City
Auburn United Methodist Church, 207 S. Auburn Road, Auburn
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 901 Saginaw St., Bay City
Bay County Library, 500 Center Ave., Bay City
Catholic Federal Credit Union, 915 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City
Catholic Federal Credit Union, 3015 Center Ave., Essexville
Chemical Bank, 3 East Main St., Bay City
Chemical Bank, 100 East Chippewa Road, Kawkawlin
Chemical Bank, 314 E. Midland Road, Bay City
Chemical Bank, 3101 Center Ave, Essexville
Chemical Bank, 3533 Wilder Road, Bay City
Chemical Bank, 120 W. Center St., Linwood
Chemical Bank, 3858 N Huron Road, Pinconning
Financial Edge Credit Union, 1199 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City
Financial Edge Credit Union, 1304 N. Sherman, Bay City
First Merit Bank/Huntington, 701 Washington Ave, Bay City
First Merit Bank/Huntington Bank, 900 W. Midland St., Bay City
First Merit Bank/Huntington, 8 S. Huron Road, Linwood
Independent Bank, 745 N Euclid Ave, Bay City
Independent Bank, 1615 W. Center Road, Essexville
Independent Bank, 1004 W. Midland Road, Auburn
Independent Bank, 623 Washington Ave, Bay City
Independent Bank, 408 Mable St., Pinconning
Prince of Peace Parish, 315 W. Center Road, Linwood
Sunrise Credit Union, 404 S. Euclid Ave, Bay City
Sunrise Credit Union, 190 N Powell Road, Essexville
Sweet Boutique, 816 Washington Ave, Bay City
Thumb National Bank, 2985 Wilder Road, Bay City
Thumb National Bank, 708 Center Ave, Bay City
Wildfire Credit Union, 2936 Wilder Road, Bay City
MSP-Tri-City PoSt., 2402 Salzburg Road

Shiawassee County
Ruthy’s Cleaners, 215 W. Main St., Owosso
The Salvation Army Business Office, 302 E. Exchange St., Owosso
Biggby Coffee, 1361 E. Main St., Owosso
Fosters Coffee Company, 115 S Washington St., Owosso
YMCA, 515 West Main St., Owosso
Baker College, 1309 S. M-52, Owosso
Team One Credit Union, 1243 E. Main St., Owosso

Ogemaw County
Outlets at West Branch, 2990 Cook Road, West Branch