Coats for Kids: Annual winter coat collection under way until Nov. 7

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) The annual Coats for Kids drive in Mid-Michigan is under way.

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. 3 and continues for five weeks until Nov. 7.

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.

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

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

Coats for Kids drop-off locations are:
Midland County
Midland Mall
Tim Horton's
Dani B's Studio for Hair
Blessed Sacrament School
Dow Chemical Employee's Credit Union
Midland Community Center
Dollar Daze
Betten Baker Buick GMC Cadillac
Mid-Town Pawn & Buy Back Center

Genesee County
IBEW Local 948
Salvation Army Business Office
All Troy Cleaners locations
Oreck Vacuums at Somerset Town Center
Baker College of Flint (Student Center)
Hurley Medical Center
U of M-Flint Public Safety
Ralph Burgess DDS
Genesee Valley Center Mall
All Biggby Coffee locations
City of Flint Police Department
Guido's Premium Pizza
Skaff Furniture
Play It Again Sports
All Anytime Fitness locations

Saginaw County
Once Upon A Child
Johnson's Giant Pumpkin Farm
All Tim Hortons locations
Suski Chevrolet Buick
Deluxe Cleaners
Child and Family Services
Victorian Purses by Sue Yarn & Bead Destination
Birch Run Mall
Riverfront Eyecare
Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Bay County
Tim Horton's
Copoco Credit Union
The Salvation Army Business Office
Clayton Cleaners
Bay City Mall
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
All Bay County libraries
Catholic Federal Credit Union
Chemical Bank
Financial Edge Credit Union
First Merit Bank/Huntington Bank
Independent Bank
Prince of Peace Parish
Sunrise Credit Union
Sweet Boutique
Thumb National Bank
Wildfire Credit Union
Michigan State Police Tri-City Post
Tri-City Sports Complex

Shiawassee County
Ruthy’s Cleaners
The Salvation Army Business Office
Biggby Coffee
Fosters Coffee Company
Baker College
Team One Credit Union
Deisler Outdoor Power Equipment

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