Coats for Connecticut campaign enters 14th year

Coats for Connecticut campaign enters 14th year
Coats for Connecticut campaign enters 14th year

GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) – The annual Coats for Connecticut community collection officially kicked off Wednesday morning.

The charity collection is organized by Best Cleaners and Channel 3 is a partner.

This marked the 14th year that Best Cleaners has collected, cleaned and delivered gently used coats to those in need throughout Connecticut.

Lightly worn winter coats can be dropped off at any Best Cleaners store. They are located in Berlin, Bristol, Canton, Farmington, Glastonbury, Middletown, North Haven, Old Lyme, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, West Hartford and Windsor.

After the coats are cleaned, they are then taken to the Salvation Army and other local shelters for direct distribution to those in need.

Since launching Coats for Connecticut in 2008, Best Cleaners said more than 129,000 coats have been distributed.

While coats of all sizes were needed, special emphasis was placed this year on children’s coats.

For those who don’t have a coat to give away, there is another way.

People can donate towards the purchase of a new coat. Text “COATSCT” to 71777 or head here make a donation.

More information about the Coats for Connecticut reader itself can be found on its website. here.

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