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Islanders asked to donate to annual Charlottetown Coats for Kids program

Downtown Charlottetown Inc. executive director Dawn Alan holds up a few of the winter coats donated to the Charlottetown Coats for Kids program. Islanders are encouraged to drop off gently used or new coats, hats, mittens, boots and scarves at the drop-off depot in The Confederation Court Mall on the main floor at the base of the escalators Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Charlottetown Inc. executive director Dawn Alan holds up a few of the winter coats donated to the Charlottetown Coats for Kids program. Islanders are encouraged to drop off gently used or new coats, hats, mittens, boots and scarves at the drop-off depot in The Confederation Court Mall on the main floor at the base of the escalators Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Jim Day
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Downtown Charlottetown Inc. (DCI) is once again calling on the generosity of Islanders to help keep children warm this winter.

The Charlottetown Coats for Kids program, established by DCI a dozen years ago, brings warmth to hearts, minds and bodies of children in need.

DCI teams up with Sterns Laundry, The Guardian, The Salvation Army and the Confederation Court Mall to collect hundreds of used and new winter coats.

The goal of Coats for Kids is to ensure no child in Charlottetown goes without a coat during this winter season, says DCI executive director Dawn Alan. 

Many Islanders with limited resources need winter jackets to clothe their entire family.

Downtown Charlottetown Inc. and its partners are asking the community to rally together once again to collect gently used or new coats, hats, mittens, boots and scarves and drop off the clothes at the Confederation Court Mall drop-off depot on the main floor across from the base of the escalators, Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Have any unused good kids winter clothing you can share with a family! Coats for kids is back!!

Posted by Downtown Charlottetown Inc. on Friday, 2 October 2020

Sterns Laundry will ensure the clothes are clean and ready for distribution by the Salvation Army Free Store. 

“Winter can be an especially difficult season for families experiencing financial hardship," says Alan.

“We want to ensure that our at-risk children stay warm when temperature drops. The cold weather is quickly approaching, so it’s important to get coats to families in need as soon as possible. Let’s fill up those bins in the drop off depot and make this winter a little warmer for Island children."

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to organize office-wide collections to bring into the drop-off depot. 

For more details on the free winter coat program, contact the Salvation Army at 902-892-2281.

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