Coats-for-kids drive collects warm gifts 737 are redone, awaiting needy

November 22, 1992

A drive to collect used winter coats and jackets for children and teens is wrapping up, and the Salvation Army is preparing to distribute the donations.

Modern Ideal Laundry and Cleaners Inc. has cleaned and sent 737 coats to the Salvation Army so far, said Joyce Dempsey, an owner of the cleaners.

The cleaners will be sending a few more through this week, she said, so any more donations should be brought to her soon.

Anyone wishing to donate a coat may take it to the cleaners on 223 E. Green St., Westminster.

The drive was founded by the cleaners several years ago, in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

Sponsors this year include WTTR radio and Cranberry Mall.

Schools also became involved in collecting coats.

Anyone who would like to request a coat for a child should contact the Salvation Army.

Information: 876-9358.

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