‘Coats for Kids’ campaign looking for public’s help

Salvation Army, Catholic Charities provide winter supplies to area kids

As the weather gets colder the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities are partnering up again to make sure no child goes without a jacket.

They’re kicking off their annual “Coats for Kids” campaign Wednesday and asking for your help. You can donate anything from coats, hats, mittens, and any other winter supplies.

Last year the non-profits gave away about 2,500 coats but say they’re expecting even more of a demand this year.

“We need more, because last winter was brutal, and they are saying this winter is going to be super cold,” said Salvation Army Program Coordinator Vicky Caya.
If you would like to help you can donate at any local Kwik Trip store or the Salvation Army in La Crosse.

There are additional drop-off sites in Onalaska at Living Word Bookstore and Union State Banks in West Salem.