Needed: Children’s, Winter Coats, Hats, Boots
Kids seem to grow out of their winter coats quicker than you can turn the calendar from December to January. So if you’ve got some coats, or any gently used winter wear that the kiddos have outgrown or no longer wear, please bring these items to Blue Earth Thrift & Mercantile in downtown Saguache.
The thrift store, in cooperation with Mountain Valley School, once again is collecting children’s outerwear for distribution to needy families. Saguahce Works high school student interns, who are in charge of the project, will sort and package your donations, by age group and gender, to ensure that no child comes to school or goes outside to recess without adequate protection from the cold.
The coat drive also provides an opportunity for interns to develop a sense of responsibility and spirit of community service. The internship program, a nonprofit project of Saguache Works, is made possible by generous grants from the Peyback Foundation (Broncos quarterback Payton Manning’s Foundation), the Southern Colorado Community Foundation, and the Saguache County Commissioners. Public response to last year’s drive was truly overwhelming. Numerous residents went out and purchased brand-new children’s coats and hats to supplement all the gently used items received as donations.
Help all area children stay warm this winter! To participate head over to Blue Earth Thrift is located at 406 4th St. in downtown Saguache. For more information, or to help in anyway, please call 719-655-0216.