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United Way announces distributions sites for Coat & Blanket Drive

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Community Distribution Sites for the 2013 Coat & Blanket Drive by the United Way/Les Schwab will open on Nov 5. All locations will be open Tuesday, November 5th from 10 am – 3:00 pm. Families, children and individuals in need are welcome to go to the following locations to get a coat or blanket at no charge while supplies last. 

Aberdeen

Harbor City Church

1700 Cherry Street

Hoquiam

Hoquiam Library

420 7th St

Montesano

Simpson School, RM #22

519 W Simpson Ave

Elma

Elma Senior Center

100 W Main St

Ocean Shores

Church of Latter Day Saints

228 Albatross St

Westport

South Beach Fire & EMS

170 W Spokane St

 

United Way is working directly with elementary schools in our area to deliver coats and new tennis shoes to  the demand is overwhelming as many children are wearing shoes that no longer fit or are so worn that their feet are getting soaked.  We are still looking to fill those school ‘wish lists’. We will need 200 children’s coats and almost 300 pairs of new children’s tennis shoes to meet the need.

 

Donations are being accepted until Oct 31, there are boxes at many participating merchants including all Les Schwab, Dennis Company, Anchor Bank and Timberland Bank locations, Jodesha Broadcasting, Grays Harbor Radio and the Daily World .

For more information or to make a cash donation call United Way at 360.532.6260

United Way Coat & Blanket Drive is underway, and needs shoes

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Collection boxes are out, and United Way is teaming with local businesses and organizations during the month of October to make sure that people have coats and blankets for the winter. United Way will also be collecting new shoes for elementary school children. (Used shoes cannot be used for health reasons. United Way works directly with area elementary schools to deliver new shoes and coats to the schools. The demand is overwhelming as many children are wearing shoes that no longer fit or are so worn that their feet are getting soaked. There are more than 5,000 elementary children and United Way anticipates needing more than 300 pairs of shoes to meet requests from local schools.

During October bring your donations to any Les Schwab, Dennis Company, Anchor Bank and Timberland Bank locations. After sending items directly to local schools there will be community distributions on November 5th for, families and children who need them in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores, Montesano and Elma. 

Nora LeBlanc, Executive Director for United Way said, “This is a wonderful example of communities working together to meet community needs. This drive has been going on for 18 years with the work of so many generous volunteers, businesses and agencies. To make a donation or to volunteer call United Way at 360.532.6260.