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Windsor Coats For Kids Program Could Be In Jeopardy

Monday September 9th, 2019, 2:59pm


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The Coats for Kids is looking to the community for help.

The program started in 1986 by the Red Cross and in the first year they collected and distributed 3,500 coats in Windsor and Essex County. The program was rescued by the Unemployed Help Centre in 2002. Last year, the Coats for Kids gave out over 5,000 coats to children in need throughout Windsor and Essex County.

The Windsor Coats for Kids program is in jeopardy if they do not get the help they need.  Over the past few years, many dry cleaners have closed in Windsor and they aren’t able to collect and wash the coats any longer.  All coats collected must now be washed at laundry-mats by volunteers and brought to sort by coat size and then packaged for distribution sites.

The Unemployed Help Centre is looking for the community’s assistance with the following:

  • A warehouse or large space to collect coats, wash and sort, and package for distribution sites
  • Monetary donations to wash the coats
  • Several collection sites, since they only have one dry cleaner collecting coats

You can contact June Muir  if you can help in any way at 519.944.4900 ext. 133.

Essex and Leamington’s Coats for Kids Program are not in jeopardy.

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