Coat Collection – Last Chance!

More winter coats are needed

While the response for the 1 day coat collection was amazing, more winter coats, jackets and snowsuits are needed for the annual Coats for Kids and Adults too! distribution.

“We are asking the community to look through their closets one more time and bring freshly washed outer winter wear to the farmers market location in Peterborough Square during the hours of 5 to 7 pm on Friday, October 25 when many volunteers will be setting up for the coat distribution the following day,” said Stephanie Levesque of United Way Peterborough.

“It is a short window of opportunity to drop off the coats, but after assessing the inventory from last Saturday’s collection, we know we need more winter coats and snowsuits to meet the needs in the community,” she said.

With Thanksgiving weekend upon us, talk to your family members and encourage them to check their closets too!

“We have received a number of calls this week from people who missed last Saturday’s collection and have offered this drop off opportunity,” said Levesque.

United Way Peterborough staff and volunteers will be on hand Friday, October 25 in the farmers market location in Peterborough Square from 5 to 7 pm. The distribution of the coats will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 8 am to 3 pm and distributed on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Stephanie Levesque at 705-742-8839 X32.

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