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Coats needed for annual campaign

By Sonny Long
Dec. 7, 2012 at 6:07 a.m.


HOLIDAY SUPPLY DRIVE

The Victoria Area Homeless Coalition is having a supply drive through Jan. 11, 2013, for items to distribute during the annual Point-in-Time homeless count. Items needed include new white socks for adults and children, nail clippers, toothbrushes, small boxes of baking soda, individually packaged snacks and sleeping bags.

Items may be dropped off at Pam Raley, CPA, 3402 John Stockbauer Drive or at the Pine Street Community Center, 803 Pine St.

For more information, call 361-218-6401.

Wrap a Child in Warmth

Now in its 19th year, the Wrap A Child in Warmth coat campaign once again is seeking donations of new or gently used coats for the area's needy.

The collection effort is three-pronged.

Spearheaded by Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company, the donations will be distributed through the Victoria school district's Kidz Connection. Triangle Cleaners also contributes to the effort by donating dry cleaning services for all contributed coats and jackets.

"The Wrap A Child campaign is important in our community for those children who are in need of a coat when the weather gets cold," said Ashley Davenport, of Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company.

"We greatly appreciate all those who have donated this year and in previous years."

A distribution will be made before Christmas break Dec. 20, but donations will be accepted through Jan. 2013.

For more information, call 361-575-1446.

DONATION LOCATIONS

Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company

2505 N. Navarro St.

MadiTay's Boutique

101 North Star Drive

Trinity Lutheran Church

404 E. Constitution St.

The Palm Tree Boutique

6322 N. Navarro St.

Faith Family Church

2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

Holy Family Catholic Church

704 Mallette St.

Heritage Mark - Bank of America

5606 N. Navarro St.

Grace Lutheran Church

9806 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway

First English Lutheran Church

516 N. Main St.

Victoria Board of Realtors

2906 E. Airline Road

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