Coat campaign under way
By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
Nov. 25, 2011 at 5:25 a.m.
Through Nov. 30 - "Operation GI Joe/GI Jane," care packages for military overseas, donations of games, reading materials, personal hygiene products and snack foods can be made at Del Papa Distribution Center, 3907 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria and Prosperity Bank, 1301 N. Mechanic St., El Campo.
Dec. 3 - Toys for Tots concert, 8 p.m., PumpHouse Restaurant, free admission with one new unwrapped toy, featuring Jeremy Haliburton, Fred Andrews of Honeybrowne, Adan Davila, and Los Grassy Brothers.
Wrap A Child In Warmth
The 18th annual Wrap A Child In Warmth campaign is under way.
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company, coats and blankets are donated and then distributed to needy children in Victoria County.
"We think this is a great program," said Lee Swearingen, broker with Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company. "The holidays are a special time of giving and we see this campaign as a way to give something back to the community."
Triangle Cleaners cleans the items at no charge. They are then taken to the Victoria school district's KIDZ Connection where they are sorted and distributed to needy children and their families.
Donation barrels can be found at:
Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company
All Triangle Cleaners locations in Victoria and Cuero
First Victoria National Bank, north office and downtown
Wells Fargo Bank, Rio Grande location
American Red Cross
Lordex Spine Institute
Faith Family Church
Holy Family Catholic Church
Northside Baptist Church
For more information contact Janet Charbula at 361-575-1446.