Fall jackets and winter coats. Photo by Alyssa Abay

Fall jackets and winter coats. Photo by Alyssa Abay

With the cold season approaching, it is important to ask yourself, “Do I have any old coats lying around?” If your answer is yes, do something that will make you feel good, instead of letting them go to waste!

Donate them to Elk’s Annual Kids Coat Drive. Starting Monday, Oct. 20, and running until Sunday, Oct. 26, CU will have the opportunity to help our community’s children stay warm this winter. Elk’s members and volunteers will be collecting coats at the Elk Lodge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, for boys and girls, sizes 5-16. The coats should be either new or in good condition.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it on Saturday, because you can stop by to drop off a coat anytime between 3 and 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The coats will be given to children throughout elementary schools in CU, Tolono Unit 7 District and Urbana Early Childhood whose families can’t afford them.

Elk’s Lodge is located at 903 N. Dunlap Ave. in Savoy. For further information, contact Elk’s Lodge at 359-2497 or Event Coordinator Mary Leming at GLem831@aol.com.

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