Donate your gently used outerwear to coat drive

Published Oct. 23 2018

As the leaves change colour and the temperature begins to drop we are reminded that winter is just around the corner. The third annual Share the Warmth coat drive kicks off this week in Haliburton and Minden. A joint initiative of SIRCH Community Services and EarlyON Share the Warmth helps families and seniors stay warm all winter by distributing free coats and winter outerwear.

If you would like to contribute to the campaign bring your clean gently used coats and outerwear to any of the drop off locations throughout the county.

Drop off locations in Haliburton are Haliburton Foodland Todd’s Independent Algonquin Outfitters SIRCH Central (located at 2 Victoria Street) and the EarlyON centre at J.D. Hodgson Elementary School.

You can also drop off your items in Minden at Dollo’s Foodland Easton’s ValuMart St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the EarlyON Centre at Archie Stouffer Elementary School.Items are being accepted from now until Oct. 31.

The coats and outerwear will be given away on Saturday Nov. 3 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Minden and at SIRCH Central in Haliburton. Come by between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for some delicious chili coffee and hot chocolate and giveaways for kids. All free of charge.

“Share the Warmth is a way for us and the community to help our neighbours stay warm this winter” said Angelica Ingram communication specialist with SIRCH. “Winters in the Haliburton Highlands can be long and cold and having the right winter gear can make it much more bearable. For more information about Share the Warmth call SIRCH at 705-457-1742.