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2013 Share The Warmth Coat Drive

Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 |
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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. 

Quick Facts:   
    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.

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