04 December 2017

Media Contact:
Amy Burke
Media Relations Director
amy_burke@usc.salvationarmy.org
Cell: (414) 333-5418

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

URGENT: Salvation Army in Need Of Coat Donations
Donations are behind compared to last year

MILWAUKEE COUNTY  The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is in dire need of coat donations! As of December 4, there are only 2,000 coats available - far short of the 4,636 distributed last year. 

We are accepting new or gently used coats - both children and adult sizes - as well as new hats, mittens and scarves (please note: spring coats and sweatshirts can not be accepted).

The coats will be distributed to Milwaukee County families in need on December 8 and 9. However, since the weather this fall was colder than normal, many families have already requested coats for their children. Since October, The Salvation Army has distributed more than 200 coats and our inventory has depleted.
 
If you can help, please drop off your donation at any of the following locations:

  • FOX6 Coats for Kids collection event: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 at Steinhafels, W231N1013 County Hwy F, in Waukesha. The first 200 people to come through the drive-thru donation line, and donate at least four coats, will get a pair of ticket vouchers to see Disney on Ice: Dream Big, coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center this February (while supplies last).
     
  • Drop-off locations: The Salvation Army, Steinhafels and Johnson Bank. Find addresses and hours for the locations here.


Our goal is to collect 10,000 coats this winter. Thank you for your support.

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.