AMHERST – With the first Coats for Cumberland store set to happen in Pugwash on Nov. 8 organizers are still in a need of lots of gently used winter outer wear.
This is the 11th year for Coats for Cumberland and for the past five years it has given out approximately 1,000 coats each season. As of now, the group only has enough to cover about a quarter of the need.
While all sizes, the program typically runs very low on all boys sizes (particularly from size 8 through 16), girls sizes 8 through 16, adult plus size coats both men and women’s and snow (all sizes from size 6 and up).
Coats for Cumberland is encouraging people have a look through their drawers and closets and donate any gently used outwear they may no longer be using.
Donations bins are set up in Amherst at Sobeys’ and the Amherst Stadium, Oxford at town hall, at the Co-op stores in Parrsboro and Pugwash, at the NSCC Cumberland Campus in Springhill and at the Wentworth Learning Centre.
Const. Tom Wood of the Amherst Police Department is also organizing Cram A Cruiser again this year at several locations in Amherst and people can also bring their gently used winter clothing to those events.