Winters can be brutally cold in the Copper Country, imagine not having a good coat?
The New Beginnings Angel Mission is once again collecting donations of warm coats, hats, gloves, boots and other winter apparel for people of all ages.
Store Co-Director Terry Bazin says they’ve been doing this for over ten years.
Bazin said, “Everybody starts asking now when the coat giveaway will be and how soon we can get winter coats and it’s starting to get cold again.”
The apparel will be given to those who need it for free on October 29th at the CLK Schools Multipurpose Room in Calumet.
Coats will also be given away on November 5th at the Portage Lake United Church in Houghton.
The second coat giveaway sees a lot of college students who were ill-prepared for the area’s weather.
Bazin said, “A lot of those kids from (Michigan) Tech, they have no idea what they’re going to have in the wintertime, as far as what they need for winter, so they get a lot of students from Tech.”
Coats can be dropped off at the Angel Mission in Calumet during regular hours or at the vestibule at the church until October 28th.
Here is the information from the Coat Giveaway Flyer:
Still taking donations of slightly used winter gear in all sizes. For the convenience of people in the Hancock and Houghton area, drop off during the week in the vestibule of the Portage Lake United Church from 9am-noon Monday thru Friday before October 28, 2016.
Please limit the donations to the Church to Coats, SnowPants, Boots Hats and Gloves. No other clothing please.
For more information please call 934-3602 or 370-9240
NEW BEGINNINGS ANGEL MISSION
ANNUAL COAT GIVE AWAY
SATURDAY October 29, 2016, 11AM – 2PM
At the CALUMET SCHOOL ALL PURPOSE ROOM
PORTAGE LAKE UNITED CHURCH, 1400 E HOUGHTON
SATURDAY November 5, 2016, 11:30AM – 1:30PM
COATS BOOTS SNOWPANTS HATS GLOVES
FOR MORE INFO: 906 934-3602 OR 370 9240