As cooler weather begins to creep into Sumner County, area residents have the opportunity to help their neighbors stay warm this winter while freeing up closet space by donating gently used coats to the United Way of Sumner County Kids Coat Drive. Donations will be provided to local United Way partner agencies that provide assistance to individuals and families facing adversity.
United Way of Sumner County (UWSC) is again partnering with Signature Cleaners to conduct the Kids Coat Drive from Oct. 19 – Nov. 11. Gently used coats of all sizes, especially those for children and youth from birth through adulthood, can be dropped off at several collection sites across the county.
“Over the past four years, we have collected and redistributed approximately 5,400 coats through the generosity of wonderful people in our community, and each of those coats made a positive difference in someone’s life,” said UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given. “Our partner agencies continue to tell us there is a great need for children’s coats, so we are making that a priority again this year. However, we will accept all gently used coats that people are willing to donate. We are extremely grateful that Ed Vance and Signature Cleaners have again agreed to clean all donated coats prior to them being presented to new owners. This will be the sixth time they have worked with us on our Coat Drive, and we are very appreciative of their commitment to our community.”
Those wanting to donate their gently used coats should take them to any Signature Cleaners location, The Farmers Bank in Portland, Westmoreland or White House, or The News Examiner office in Gallatin.
Signature Cleaner locations are:
- Hendersonville - Indian Lake Center, 110 Indian Lake Boulevard;
- Hendersonville - Glen Oaks Commons, 104 Glen Oaks Boulevard;
- Gallatin - Village Green, 166 N. Belvedere Drive; and
- Goodlettsville - Music City Center, 900 Conference Drive;
The Farmers Bank locations accepting coats are:
- Portland -120 Village Drive.,
- Portland - 107 North Broadway
- Westmoreland - 5804 Austin Peay Highway; and
- White House - 515 Highway 76.
For more information about the United Way of Sumner County, please visit their website: www.unitedwaysumner.org or call 461-8371.