South Essex Community Council Collecting Jackets And Winter Accessories For Coats For Kids

Monday October 18th, 2021

Posted at 9:01am

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The South Essex Community Council is accepting donations for the annual Coats for Kids event.

Gently used spring and winter coats, boots, snow pants and winter accessories (hats, gloves, mittens, scarves etc.) are welcome in all sizes, infant to adult.

The program aims to help serve children in the Leamington, Kingsville and Wheatley area who otherwise would not have access to warm winter clothing.

“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child walk away with a coat they love and knowing that coat will keep them warm so they can enjoy the winter season,” said Katie Ouellette, Volunteer Services & Community Relations at SECC. “SECC is proud to offer the Coats for Kids program year after year, despite any challenges COVID-19 may present, this program is needed in our community”

In 2020, they collected over 300 coats and disturbed over 200 and in 2019, they collected over 500 jackets and winter accessories.

They will be accepting donations from now to October 31st. Call the Leamington office at 519-326-8629 to arrange a drop off time or find out more information.

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