Winter coats being collected for needy families
There's still plenty of nice weather before winter's wrath rolls in.
But a charity that serves the North Hills is already thinking about how difficult winter can be for needy families.
North Hills Community Outreach has launched its annual winter coat drive to collect new and gently used coats through Oct. 17.
All sizes are accepted, there is a particular need for all children's sizes and adult XL to XXL coats, organizers said.
Coats should be clean and have working fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves are welcome.
Last winter, NHCO distributed nearly 2,000 coats to 326 families in the North Hills.
Donations can be dropped off at the NHCO office at 1975 Ferguson Road in Hampton, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NHCO food pantry in Allison Park also will be collecting coats from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7.
For more information or alternate donation options, contact Vicki at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1.