Three groups in Laurel are collecting new and gently used coats, which will be distributed locally to those in need.
• Faith African Methodist Episcopal Church, 13714 Briarwood Drive, is holding its annual winter coat drive through Sunday, Nov. 13.
New and gently used winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves to fit school-aged children can be dropped off at the church Sundays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donated items will be distributed to students in Prince George's County public schools in mid-November. Contact Faith A.M.E. at 301-604-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org