Coats for kids

Got children’s coats and jackets to spare? Clean out that closet and help some families at the same time.

The annual drive in the Northland to collect new and used coats for kids and teens can sure use them. The drive kicks off Monday and continues through the end of October, with drop-off sites around the Twin Ports. Donations can include adult coats that will fit teenagers. Lake Superior Cleaners will clean the coats, and the Salvation Army will distribute them in the Northland.

On average, the annual drive gets 1,000 coats a year. But organizers said more coats will be needed this year because of the June flood.

Drop-off sites are at the sponsors’ sites: Benna Ford Roush of Superior, B105 radio, WDIO-TV, all Lake Superior Cleaner locations, the Haunted Ship in Canal Park, Mobile Image, Engwall’s Corn Maze and Nevada Bob’s Golf.

For more information, call Carla at Benna Ford at (715) 392-2268.