The 27th annual “Coats for Kids” drive began in September and ran through November 30. The last of the coats collected from donors were dropped off and are being prepared to be distributed to area children in need.
There are several community organizations and local businesses that come together for the Coats for Kids drive each year by collecting coats, cleaning coats, and advocating for the drive to help a child in need stay warm.
Horsepasture District Supervisor Debra Parsons Buchanan spearheaded the drive for 27 years. The Matthew Wayne Wade Foundation (MWW), a local non-profit organization which has participated in the “Coats for Kids” drive since 2013 and made their annual contribution of coats Monday at One Hour Martinizing on Rives Road in Martinsville. One Hour Martinizing, owned and operated by Avery Mills, cleans each coat before they are distributed.
Buchanan, Mills and the MWW Foundation appreciate all who donated to and supported the 2022 “Coats for Kids” drive.