Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:22 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - With the cold weather quickly approaching, WBRZ has kicked off our annual "Pat's Coats for Kids" coat drive.
Now through Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, "Pat's Coats for Kids" will collect any children's or adult's size coats or monetary donations for needy children in our area.
In 24 years, "Pat's Coats for Kids" and the Baton Rouge community have together collected more than 195,000 coats to meet the challenge of keeping the children in our area warm during the winter.
New or clean used coats may be dropped off at any location of the YMCA of the Capital Area, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, EMR or Coldwell Banker One. Children and adult sizes are needed.
If you do not have a coat to give you can still help; monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to "Pat's Coats for Kids" and mailed or dropped off at WBRZ-TV, 1650 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802, or any location of Neighbors Federal Credit Union. Monetary donations may also be made by credit card online at WBRZ.com or by texting the keyword "Coats" to 56512 on your cell phone. Message and data rates may apply.
Additionally, WBRZ will host the fourth annual "Pack the Pod" day on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Wal-Mart on College Drive. Together we will attempt to pack a portable-on-demand storage unit with new coats, used coats, and monetary donations.
Visit the "Pat's Coats for Kids" page for more information.