The weather is turning colder, blowing winds will chill will be here very soon, AND 'tis the season to be jolly. But for some, it's not a happy time. They need some help. That's where our Coats for Christmas campaign can assist, but we need your help! Right now, we're collecting gently worn, warm winter coats for our community.
The caring folks at Kimmel Cleaners will volunteer their time, materials and machinery to clean, good, donated, outerwear. Wyandot Motor Sales is furnishing trailers for storage of the items that our good neighbors give, so anyone who need one, can keep warm this winter.
The donated coats will be picked up by Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Marion. A big thank you to those organizations for their support. MarionNaz in Marion and St. Peters in Upper Sandusky are donating their facilities to display the cleaned pre-owned coats on distribution day and staff from iHeartMedia Marion will be on hand to help with distribution.
How can you help? Drop off your good used or new coats at the following locations:
- Goodwill Retail Store in the Forum Shopping Center in Marion
- Marion Habitat for Humanity Restore at Mallard Square in Marion
- Modern Woodmen of America on Sargent Street in Marion
- Premiere Bank in Marion, Harpster and Upper Sandusky
- Any Kimmel Cleaners location in your neighborhood
- Pillar Credit Union in Marion
- The Marion NAZ downtown and on Kensington
- Pop'n & Roll'n Gourmet Snacks near Chipotle in Marion
- Jay DePolo & Associates AllState Insurance on Mt. Vernon Avenue
- Your CBD Store in the Servex Center on Delaware Avenue in Marion
- Quest Federal Credit Union at CR 330 and Rt 23 in Upper Sandusky
- St. Peter School in on 8th St. Upper Sandusky
- Wyandot Motor Sales on CH 330 in Upper Sandusky
- Farmers Mutual Insurance Agency just north of the Fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky
- Smoothie King at Route's 23 and 95 in Marion
Distribution Day will be Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 9 AM at MarionNAZ in Downtown Marion and St. Peters School in Upper Sandusky. Coats will be distributed first come, first serve to anyone in need. The Covid-19 considerations we’ve added into our safety plan are as follows: Masks will be provided, social distancing will be enforced, a limited number of “shoppers” will be allowed to be in the gymnasium at a time, and recipients will not be able to try coats on this year.