October 03, 2017 09:08 AM
It may just be starting to feel like fall, but the winter months will be here before we know it and that means it's time for the annual 'Coats for Kids' drive.
Pat Ringold with Benna Ford says the origin of the drive comes from a personal experience. Around 15 years ago, Ringold and his wife Carla were driving to Benna Ford in Superior on a chilly day. Ringold explains he saw a little girl run by Tower Avenue without a coat on and they decided they needed to do something to help children like her.
Coming up on the drive's 16th year, they have now given away a total of 21,261 coats. Last year's drive had a record 2,036 donated.
This year, coats will be distributed November 8 through November 10 at the Salvation Army in Superior, located at 916 Hughtt Avenue. Any coat, new or used, can be donated. They're looking for coats for kids of all ages, from infants to teens.
Drop off locations (accepting through 10/31):
Updated: October 03, 2017 09:08 AM
Created: October 03, 2017 08:11 AM
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