"Coats for Kids" campaign underway - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

"Coats for Kids" campaign underway

Posted:
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

We haven't hit the cooler temperatures yet, but the winter season is right around the corner and unfortunately many families won't have a winter coat to keep themselves warm.

Last year more than 1,700 coats were given out, and officials hope more people will take advantage this year.

The cost for a good winter coat can be pretty expensive, especially for a family with multiple kids.

The co-chair for this campaign says even though it's not time for winter coats yet, it's something that people need to keep in mind, "Last year it was kind of a warm day, we hadn't really had much of a cold spell yet so hopefully people will keep in mind that winter is coming and to get their family outfitted," said Jill Deege, the Co-Chair of "Keeping Our Community Warm."

Collection boxes are already set up at various locations around Quincy. Starting Friday, they should be up at most Tri-State Walmarts.

Click here for drop off locations  http://www.wgem.com/story/11300045/coats-for-kids-oct-3-14

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Donna Vancil at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.