Girl Scout Troop #41074 Holding ‘One Warm Coat’ Drive at Winterfest Saturday

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Local Girls Scout Troop #41074 will be holding a ‘One Warm Coat’ drive from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1 at Burien’s Winterfest, and they’re asking people to please bring clean, gently-used coats and jackets to the former Goodie Gumdrops storefront (soon to be Start Fresh Market) at 816 SW 152nd Street.

“The need has never been greater and it’s never been easier to make a difference in your community,” reads an announcement. “Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter

One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need.

The Girl Scouts have made donating a coat simple:

  • Just bring your clean, gently used coats and jackets to Start Fresh Market 816 SW 152nd Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1.
  • Then Girl Scouts will take care of the rest.
  • All donated coats will be given to the Transform Burien Clothing Closet for distribution to local people in need.

“More people than ever need help these days. I am proud of the thousands of coat drive organizers whose creativity and generosity of spirit are making a real difference in their own communities.” said Sherri Wood, President and National Coordinator for One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than one million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992.

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