October 22, 2013, Charlotte, NC – A Child’s Place is seeking donations of winter coats for client homeless children attending CMS elementary and middle schools. Last year the agency assisted more than 2,600 homeless children in the greater Charlotte area.

“Most of us can open our closet and reach for a winter coat when the weather starts turning cold,” said Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth, “but our client homeless families can’t afford winter coats for their children, and our agency’s stock of winter coats from last fall has been depleted. As weather forecasters call for our first freeze of the winter season, A Child’s Place would like to be able to provide our kids with a warm coat.”

Even though the beginning of the annual Thanksgiving and holiday sponsorship program at A Child’s Place is only three weeks away – for more about that see www.achildsplace.org – the agency wants to alert members of the community to the need for donations of warm coats right now. “Standing at a bus stop waiting for your ride to school without a coat on when it’s 32 degrees outside can be unpleasant and unhealthy. I wouldn’t want to do that, and I wouldn’t want my children to have to do that,” Suddreth continued.

The client children of A Child’s Place come in all shapes and sizes. The agency requests donations of new winter coats in sizes ranging from a children’s size 5 through adult.

Donations of coats may be dropped off between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at A Child’s Place, located in Suite 230 at 601 E. Fifth St. in Charlotte. For more information, call or email Jordan Fletcher at 704-943-9562 or jfletcher@achildsplace.org.

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