Kitty Hawk UMC coat drive underway
The need has never been greater and it’s never been easier to make a difference on the Outer Banks. Here’s your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter.
Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church (KHUMC) is collecting clean, gently used or new coats, jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies as part of their second annual Fall Coat Harvest and Festival. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome.
KHUMC along with community sponsors and partners are dedicated to distributing reusable coats, FREE OF CHARGE, directly to local children and adults. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need and to help keep someone else warm.
The donation process is simple; just bring your clean, gently used or new coats, jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies to any of the following locations between Oct. 10 and 24.
All donated items will be taken to the Marketplace Shopping Center in Southern Shores and given away FREE of charge to anyone in need on Saturday, Oct. 27 between 9 am and 2 pm.
Coats can be dropped off at the following locations:
Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church
Ace Hardware Stores, Dare County locations
AT&T/East Coast Communications, Kitty Hawk
Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills
Gateway Bank, Dare County branches
Southern Bank, Dare County branches
OBX Bank, Dare County branches
Consignment stores A Penny Saved and Loft Upscale
All merchants at The Marketplace, Southern Shores
More people than ever need help these days. The creative and generous spirit on the Outer Banks makes a big difference in our community where we have a reputation of taking care of our own. More than 700 coats were collected and given away last year by the organizers.
Sponsors this year include: Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, Jiff Properties, The Market Place at Southern Shores, Belk Department Store, Hardy Moving and Storage, The Coastland Times and Max Media.
Jiff Properties will also provide a jump castle for kids and KHUMC Youth will provide free face painting on the day of the Coat Festival, Saturday, October 27. And kids are encouraged to trick-or-treat through the shopping center that day.
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