City hosts inaugural “Share the Warmth” Children’s Coat Drive

Published 12:54 pm Sunday, November 4, 2018

The City of Orange invites the Citizens of Orange and surrounding communities to help those in need by participating in the inaugural “Share the Warmth” Children’s Coat Drive.

The city would like to see this become an annual event.

Donations of gently used or new winter coats will be accepted from November 5 through November 26 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday through Saturday.  Coats may be dropped off at the following three fire stations within the City of Orange:

  • Central Fire Station – 501 N. 7th Street
  • Fire Station #2 – 1919 Allie Payne Road
  • Fire Station #3 – 1717 MLK Drive

Coats collected during the drive will be distributed at Central Fire Station, located at 501 7th Street, on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for us to ensure that no child has to attend school or endure the upcoming winter season without owning a proper coat or jacket to keep them warm,” Mayor Larry Spears Jr. said. “A coat provides hope, love, and confidence to a child in need, so please help us uplift and encourage our children through your generous and well-appreciated donations.”

For additional information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 409-883-1055.