YAKIMA, Wash.-- Our Coats for Kids drive will wrap up at the end of this month, which means people in Yakima and the Tri Cities only have about a week longer to donate.
The coats go to families in need during the holiday season. So far over a thousand coats have been donated in Yakima.
The drive got off to a slow start, with very few coats donated in November. The Salvation Army had trouble keeping up with the demand, with school counselors and families calling in for more.
"I was a little worried that, you know, families that might get a new coat every year, you know, maybe they were holding onto their coat from last year, maybe they still fit their children and maybe they weren't gonna get a new one this year," says Lisa Sargent of the Salvation Army.
Sargent says donations are usually low when the campaign starts every year, but as the weather gets colder, donations go up.
She says donations have definitely gone up, but they still are looking for more.
For drop off locations and information on how to get coats, click here for Yakima and here for the Tri Cities.