Salvation Army collecting coats to help children
The slightly used children’s coats will be cleaned by ITU and distributed by The Salvation Army to other children who need them. Children’s coats in good condition can be donated today through October 12.
The Salvation Army is a partner in the 2013 Condella’s Coats for Kids campaign organized by WITI FOX 6. For nearly 30 years the campaign that has helped thousands and thousands of area children.
“Providing a coat can make a difference for a family living in poverty,” said Major Steve Yoder, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army. “As daily living costs rise, every dollar counts and a free coat allows for dollars to be spent in other areas such as food, rent or heat.”
Vince Condella, WITI FOX 6 Chief Meteorologist, has been leading the campaign since the beginning.
“I am counting on the generosity of everyone again this year,” said Condella.“This entire effort is completely dependent on one person helping another by donating a coat.”
Partners with WITI FOX 6 in Condella’s Coats for Kids includes ITU who donates the washing of the coats and Bonded Transportation Solutions, who pick up coats at the donation sites. Steinhafels, Johnson Bank, Subway Restaurants and The Salvation Army are all drop off sites and The Salvation Army works with area schools to distribute coats to school children who need them.
For more information visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.