As yet another brutally cold winter fast approaches, many Beacon Hill and Back Bay families are bracing for a winter season without warm coats.
This is why Anton’s Cleaners’ “Coats for Kids” program is once again calling upon the neighborhoods to help make this winter a little warmer for children, teens and adults throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Anton’s has just kicked off its 17th annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive with a goal of collecting 60,000 coats in good, wearable condition before Jan. 8, 2012. In Boston, coats can be dropped off at the Anton’s Cleaners store at 37 Charles St. and 203 Mass. Ave.
Beacon Hill store manager Katie Solari says many people have already started bringing in coats.
“Every coat donated will help keep our neighbors warm this winter,”
“Whereas the Coats for Kids drive is a community-based campaign, every year we rely heavily on the individual communities to help make it a success,” said Charles A. Anton, president of Anton’s Cleaners.”
Once collected and cleaned by Anton’s, coats will be distributed free of charge through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network, which includes organizations such as Massachusetts Community Action Programs (MASSCAP), Community Giving Tree, Interfaith Social Services, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Rosie’s Place, Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell, Catholic Charities, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Children’s Services of Roxbury and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, to name a few.
For more information on “Coats for Kids,” visit _http://antons.com/cfk/_.