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One in five children is living in poverty. Please donate gently used children’s coats to the Canoe Cubs’ winter 2018 coat drive.

Canoe Cubs seek coat donations for 4th annual Winter Coat Drive

Big Canoe and Canoe Cubs are hosting a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats from Monday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Dec. 7 at the Big Canoe Fitness Center, Canoe Lodge and the Big Canoe Chapel. The Big Canoe community is invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and helping Canoe Cubs reach their goal of collecting 250 coats!

“We are so excited about our upcoming One Warm Coat drive and hope the community will support us. There are nearly 50 million Americans currently living in poverty and struggling to provide a warm coat for themselves or their families. One Warm Coat’s program helps us keep all of the coats we collect in this community, which will make a big difference for our neighbors who need a coat,” said Coat Drive Ambassador and Big Canoe resident, Lindsey Kenner.

The process is simple: you drop off your extra coat(s) and the Canoe Cubs will take care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to C.A.R.E.S. of Pickens County for distribution to local children and adults in need.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program.

“We are so grateful for our coat drive ambassadors, like Big Canoe! It is because of our incredible volunteers that we have been around for 25 years, helping get coats to our neighbors who need them. Thanks to Big Canoe and the Canoe Cubs’ efforts, many people in this community will have a much warmer winter,” commented Jennifer Stockard, president and chief executive officer of One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Over the past 25 years, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away nearly five million coats.

Submitted by Canoe Cubs

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