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Pratt Community College seeks coat donations

17 October 2017
Pratt Community College seeks coat donations

Pratt Community College is teaming up with One Warm Coat to host a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn coats from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 in the PCC common’s area. Students, employees, and Pratt community members are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and helping PCC reach their goal of collecting 100 coats.

“We are so excited about our upcoming coat drive and hope the community will support us,” said Jessica Sanko, PCC Coordinator of College Relations and Student Services Assistant. “One Warm Coat’s program helps us keep all of the coats we collect in the Pratt community. At the end of the drive, the coats will be donated to the Hope Center of Pratt to be distributed to local community members who are needing a way to stay warm this upcoming winter.”

Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program.

“We are so grateful for our Coat Drive Ambassadors, like Pratt Community College! It is because of our incredible volunteers that we have been around for 25 years, helping get coats to our neighbors who need them. Thanks to Pratt Community College’s efforts, many people in this community will have a much warmer winter,” said Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.

Gently worn coats, sweaters, jackets, and sweatshirts will be accepted. Scarves, hats, and mittens are also welcome to be donated to be distributed to those in need. All donations can be dropped off in the designated box in the common's area of the Benson Education Center.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Over the past 25 years, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away nearly 5 million coats.