Warm Hearts Coat Drive helps those in need get equipped for winter weather

Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 18:46:12-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Winter is coming, and with cold weather comes a charity drive aimed at helping those in need stay warm.

Check City is sponsoring their 9th annual "Warm Hearts Coat Drive" this year, and the annual event helps people donate winter clothing to those in need.

"As you're digging out the ski stuff and going through the closets and find anything you're not wearing anymore, anything that's outgrown the children, please bring that down to any one of our 30 Check City locations and donate it," said Wendy Gibson, director of communications at Check City.

Gibson said the donated items will go to those who are homeless, underprivileged or others who can't afford winter clothing. The clothing is sent to numerous homeless centers across the state.

The Warm Hearts Coat Drive has brought in thousands of donations over the years, and Gibson said they accept many things, not just coats.

"You can bring in sweaters, scarves, hats, anything that will keep someone warm... blankets" Gibson said. "If it doesn't fit anymore, if it's out of style, if you aren't using it anymore: Bring it down. If it can keep somebody warm, we will gladly accept the donation."

You can make donations to the coat drive through the end of November by visiting any Check City location.