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THE DATE IS SET!
The collection of nearly-new and clean children and adult size winter coats, snow pants, hats, mittens/gloves, boots, sweatshirts and fleeces is available to children in need in Janesville and North Rock County. Adult dress coats, coats with broken zippers and lightweight or summer clothing will not be taken as part of the collection. Proof of residency is required and children must be present on October 26th. All items are free, clean and available to all ages.
"For over 20 years, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary has filled the special need of Coats for Kids. In the last five years alone, the program has distributed more than 16,000 coats and winter-wear items o more than 3,400 needy children and adults in North Rock County," said Lindi Paull, CFK co-chairperson. "The faithful support of our community allows us to continue the worthwhile project, and we are deepy grateful."
Distribution of the winter clothing items will take place at The Salvation Army Corps and Community Center, 514 Sutherland Ave., Janesville, on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Everyone registers as they come that day.
Collection barrels for the winter clothing items will be placed at the following sites:
Dan's Creston Park Laundromat, 1603 Randolph Road; East Side Sentry, 2822 E. Milwaukee Street; Shopko, Old Humes Road; Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main Street; K-Mart, Highway 14; Commercial Band, 1400 Black Bridge Drive; Choice Cleaners, 610 E. Memorial, 1926 E. Milwaukee Streer, 2919 N. Lexington; Schnuck's Supermarket, 1501 Creston Park Drive; Sentry West, 2501 W. Court Streer; Pick & Save, 1717 Center Avenue; Woodman's, 2819 North Lexington; Piggly Wiggly, 1211 N. Main Street, 727 S. Janesville Street, Milton; Walgreen Pharmacies, 1717 Milton Avenue, 1740 Center Avenue, West Court Street, 2519 Kettering.
The following schools will also have collection Barrels:
Janesville Public Schools
Orfordville Parkview Highschool
Milton Middle School
Footville Elementary School
Orfordville Elementary School