04 October 2017

Contact:

Nick Ragner

Public Relations Coordinator

(608)782-6126 x239

nick_ragner@usc.salvationarmy.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2017 ‘Coats for Kids’ collection and distribution

LA CROSSE –With cold winter months approaching, multiple organizations are once again asking for the community’s help to keep others safe and warm during the cold winter months.

‘Coats for Kids’ is a program that provides hundreds of children and adults with proper winter clothing at no cost.   To make this possible, the community is asked to make donations of coats, hats, mittens, scarves, snow pants, and other types of winter clothing.  The drive runs from Thursday, October 5th to Friday, November 10th.  Donated items for all ages will be accepted at the following locations:

  • The Salvation Army of La Crosse – 223 N. 8th Street, La Crosse
  • All Kwik Trips located in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, and Stoddard
  • Both Union State Bank locations in West Salem

New or gently used winter clothing for children and adults are accepted.  Larger sizes (XL+) are the biggest need.  Water proof gloves, mittens, and hats are preferred.

Starting November 6th, Catholic Charities (413 3rd Street S., La Crosse) will distribute the donated items at the following times:

  • Mondays from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pm

Donations will be handed out as long as supplies last.  Clothing pick-ups can be scheduled outside the times listed above by contacting Catholic Charities at (608)782-0710.

For more information on Coats for Kids, visit www.SalvationArmyLaCrosse.org