Giles' Coats for Kids campaign underway

Monday, November 29th 2004, 3:14 pm
By: News On 6

Colder weather took its time getting here, but now that it is, it's time to dig out your coats.

Of course, many folks in Green Country don't have a warm coat to wear this winter. The News on 6 program, Giles Coats for Kids, tries to change that.

News on 6 anchor Scott Thompson says anyone who has an extra coat lying around the house can help one of our neighbors in need stay warm this winter.

The folks from ARC Outdoors helped out a lot Monday. They're usually delivering coats to LL Bean, Bass Pro, or Cabella's stores, but Monday they donated nearly 800 coats to Giles Coats for Kids. They were looking for a way to give back this holiday season and they found something they can be proud of. JT Griffin with ARC Outdoors: "We've been blessed and you know it's the time of year that you want to give something back. A pretty good involvement, a group effort to put this together so everyone really had their hearts in the right place, so to speak. So, we're really happy to be able to do this."

Now if you'd like to donate a new or gently used coat, you can drop it off at any Yale Cleaners between now and the end of the year. They'll clean the coats and Catholic Charities will make sure they get to people who need them.