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Coats, gloves sought for Interfaith drive in Whatcom County

Volunteers sort coats donated for the Interfaith Coalition coat drive in 2001. This year donations of adult or children’s warm outerwear, new or gently used, are being taken at Banner Bank branches and local churches.
Volunteers sort coats donated for the Interfaith Coalition coat drive in 2001. This year donations of adult or children’s warm outerwear, new or gently used, are being taken at Banner Bank branches and local churches. The Bellingham Herald

Coats, jackets, gloves and other new or gently used outerwear are being sought by Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County for its annual winter coat drive.

The coalition will distribute more than 3,000 coats to adults and children this fall in Bellingham, Blaine, Deming and Ferndale, according to its news release.

People who want to donate can do so through Oct. 18 at all Banner Bank branches in Whatcom County, and participating congregations.

Knitters also may donate hand-knitted hats, scarves and mittens to the drive.

The winter wear will be distributed during October in the following places:

Location

Dates

Time

Livingston International Warehouse

270 C St., Blaine

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Friday, Oct. 16

9 a.m.-noon

5-7 p.m.

9 a.m.-noon

United Church of Ferndale

2034 Washington St., Ferndale

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Saturday, Oct. 24

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Assumption Gym

2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

Saturday, Oct. 24

Sunday, Oct. 25

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Foothills Food Bank

at St. Peter Catholic Church

6210 Mount Baker Highway, near Deming

Tuesday, Oct. 27

9-11:30 a.m.

Additional information is at Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County at 360-734-3983, info@interfaith-coalition.org and interfaith-coalition.org.

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