The 25th Annual Warm Up Marshall County Coat Drive is underway.
Founder, Steve Keyser a salesman with Oliver Ford in Plymouth said over the years they have passed out over 21,000 new and gently used coats to those in need.
Warm Up Marshall County is currently collecting gently used coats for children from toddlers through high school, and coats for adults and senior citizens. Clean, gently used coats can be dropped off at the GIANT fm WTCA studio at 112 West Washington Street in downtown Plymouth. You can also drop coats at Beacon Credit Union, 1st Source Bank, the Pilot News, Dr. Joel Schumacher Family Medicine, and St. Michaels Catholic Church. There is also a vehicle out front of Oliver Ford at 1001 East Jefferson Street in Plymouth marked as a location to drop donated new and used coats into. Coats will be collected until Wednesday, November 22nd.
Steve Keyser says since Warm Up Marshall County has been collecting coats for 25 years now there aren’t as many good used coats that get collected each year. To make sure there are enough coats to meet the need, sponsors have donated funds that are used to purchase new coats for the giveaway. Those sponsors include the Johnson Danielson Funeral Home, American Legion #27, Bellman Oil Company, Phi Delta Kappa/Delta Nu Chapter, American Containers, DAC Enterprises, Elks Lodge #2548, Plymouth Foundry, and Michiana Behavioral Health.
Other team members of Warm Up Marshall County include Once Upon A Child in Mishawaka, FOP 195, Hoosier Old Wheels who donate hats and gloves to the giveaway, the UPS Store which donates the collection boxes, Xaver Cleaners who offer discounts and deliver of coats donated to the drive, Walmart who offers huge discounts for the purchase of new coats and the Armory National Guard who provides the location for the distribution.
Warm Up Marshall County will distribute the coats on Saturday, November 25th from 10 a.m. until noon and on Sunday, November 26th from noon until 2 p.m. at the Armory National Guard at 1220 West Madison Street in Plymouth.
Please consider looking in your closets this weekend and finding some winter coats to donate to the 25th Annual Warm Up Marshall County Coat Drive.