2013 Share The Warmth Coat Drive
Updated: Friday, October 25 2013, 07:39 AM EDT
The Share the Warmth Coat Drive has been a partnership between WWMT News 3 and The Salvation Army for many years, providing thousands of coats to kids, adults and families in need.
Traditionally several area businesses and churches have served as collection sites. Each site encourages their employees, clients, members, etc. to participate. Coats are then collected and distributed typically early in November before the snow flies. In 2012 The Salvation Army distributed approximately 1,000 coats to children, youth and adults. Portage Cleaners & Laundry will once again be accepting coats that need a little cleaning.
Coat Collection - October 1 October 31, 2013
Salvation Army marked barrels or boxes will be located at each collection site.
Coat Distribution - Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th
Coats may be dropped off at convenient locations from the list below:
To get help: Adults & families may sign up for coats through the annual Holiday Assistance Programs at The Salvation Army located at 1700 S. Burdick St. The 2013 Holiday Sign Up officially will run from October 7th to November 8th. Families may register from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 4 p.m., Monday Thursday. Hours will be extended from 1 6 p.m. on Fridays. Adults & families that may not qualify for Holiday Assistance will not be excluded from receiving a coat. As previously, there will be no scheduled appointments for Sign Up this year. They may simply visit The Salvation Army during the times listed above. Coats are made available based on coat donations received. We rely on the generosity of the community, we pray that we have enough coats for those that wish to have a coat and we regret that everyone may not receive a coat.
2013 Collection Sites
The Salvation Army 1700 S. Burdick
The Salvation Army Thrift Store 5117 Portage Rd, Portage Rd @ I-94
WWMT 590 W. Maple Street
Agape Christian Church 609 Cherokee
Centre Ave Church of God 1917 E. Centre
Educational Community Credit Union All locations
First United Methodist Church 212 S. Park Street
Kalamazoo First Presbyterian 321 W. South Street
Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union 5067 Gull Rd, 499 Romence Rd, Galesburg Shell
Lord of Life Lutheran Church 9420 Portage Road
Oshtemo Township 7275 West Main
Parker Hannifin HSD 2220 Palmer Ave.
Portage Cleaners & Laundry 2015 W. Centre, 8111 Portage Rd, 5578 Gull Rd
Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist 7028 Oakland Drive
Portage Northern High School 1000 N. Idaho
St. Augustine Elementary School 600 W. Michigan Ave.
Trinity Lutheran Church 504 S. Westnedge Ave.
Westwood CRC 620 Northampton
WMU Miller Auditorium 1903 W. Michigan Ave.