The Coats for Kids drive is now underway in Otter Tail County. This program helps to defray cold weather clothing costs for parents who may not be able to afford it. Last year, over 1,500 coats, hats, and mittens were distributed to families throughout the county and the same number is expected this year.
Caring community members can help struggling families by simply cleaning out their closets. New or gently used coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens, sizes birth to adult XL are welcome. Though the program is called ‘Coats for Kids’ adult coats are welcome as well, because many parents also go without the proper attire to stay warm during the cold winter months.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
– United Way of Otter Tail County, 120 E Washington, Fergus Falls
– Salvation Army Worship & Service Center, Fergus Falls
– Rainbow Cleaners, Fergus Falls
– Farmers and Merchants State Bank, New York Mills
– Bremer Bank – Perham
– Calvary Lutheran Church – Perham
– United Community Bank – Perham
If you are in need of cold weather clothing:
– Fergus Falls Area – please stop by the United Way office, or call 218-736- 5147.
– Perham – Coats will be distributed at Calvary Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 26th from 2pm – 6pm.
For more information or to volunteer, please call Alison at 218-770- 9406.