Thousands of coats have been given away since the program started.
Pastor Craig Nissen of the Sheldon Ministerial Association tells us the program is an attempt to bring outerwear to families who can’t afford it.
Nissen says the program is called “Coats for Kids” but they accept and distribute not only coats for kids, but any kind of outerwear for people of all ages.
He says coats can be dropped off at Bubbles and Bee Kleen until Friday, October 16th. While minor repairs are made to the coats, he says they’d like the donors to make the judgement call as to if repairs might be cost or time-prohibitive. He says Bubbles does clean the coats as well.
Nissen says the distribution of the coats will be done on Saturday, November 7th from 9 to 11 AM at the Sheldon Community Services Center.
Nissen says that to the best of his knowledge they have never run out of coats.