Become a Shield Against the Cold

Volunteer ButtonWhen families struggle to put food on the table and keep the heat going, the cost of a decent winter coat becomes unfeasible. It’s a reality for many Monroe County households.

That’s where you come in. Please consider becoming a “Shield Against the Cold” and buy a new coat for a child or adult in need. You can also go to your closet and donate the coats that haven’t been worn in years. The Salvation Army will then distribute the new and gently used coats, hats, mittens and boots of all sizes to area families. Your generous donation can be made at over a dozen locations throughout Monroe County and those locations can be found on The Salvation Army’s website www.bloomingtonsa.org.

The kickoff for this event will be hosted by the IU Men’s Soccer team on the evening of Sunday Sept. 4th at Armstrong Stadium in their match against Stanford. This Coat Drive Kickoff will be broadcasted live from the game by Spirit95. Donate funds or gently used coats. Donations are accepted until October 21, 2016 at which point The Salvation Army will distribute them locally. Find updated information on The Salvation Army’s website www.bloomingtonsa.org.