Eastside Neighborhood Movement Center web internet hosting an October coat drive

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Colder months are coming and that means people will need coats. For households in need, however, getting new coats won’t be such a simple job.

That’s why Eastside Neighborhood Movement Center, in partnership with One Warmth Coat, is web internet hosting a coat drive all through the month of October. Area residents are invited to donate gently used coats that will go to households and other people in need.

Kristy Hagarty is an space resident who works as a coat drive ambassador.

“We’re smitten by our upcoming coat drive and invite the group to participate and assist our efforts,” Hagarty said. “As a result of persevering with monetary catastrophe created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for coats this fall and winter is perhaps greater than ever sooner than. The Eastside Neighborhood Movement Center affords free coats to people in need. All the coats we accumulate is perhaps distributed at our ‘Unfold the Warmth’ group event on November sixth to help our neighbors preserve safe and warmth this winter.”

One Warmth Coat has made pretty just some winters hotter for people all through the nation. Last yr, the group distributed over 260,000 coats all through North America to every adults and kids in need.

Beth W. Amodio, President and CEO of One Warmth Coat, said, “It’s on account of our unbelievable volunteers that so many people receive the current of warmth yearly. Shelter from the climate, like clear water, meals, and housing, is a basic need.”

Those who want to help are invited to drop off new or gently used coats, gloves, scarves, hats, warmth socks, blankets and boots. Drop-off areas are listed beneath.

  • Eastside Neighborhood Movement Center – 1001 Dakin St, Lansing (Mon-Thu 2pm-6pm)
  • Mount Hope Church – 202 S Creyts Rd, Lansing
  • Let’s Say Cheese – Meridian Mall, 1982 W Grand River Rd, Okemos (Fri 3-7pm, Sat-Photo voltaic 1pm-5pm)

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