Once again the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties, in partnership with A & A Transfer & Storage, Bangkok Cleaners and The French Laundry are planning the annual coat drive…Coats for Kids at Christmas to help children in need in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Last year we were able to distribute over 2,180 coats to many families throughout the community and schools…this was made possible by the local banks, businesses and people like you who supported this project.

Help us provide a warmer 2012 holiday season for many children within our community! Anyone that would like to participate in this wonderful event may do so by dropping off new coats or almost new coats from mid-October thru December 5th at the following locations: Bank of America, BankTrust, BB&T, BBVA Compass Banks, Beach Community Banks, Boeing Company, CCB Community Bank, Coastal Bank and Trusts, Covenant Hospice, Eglin Chapel, Eglin Federal Credit Unions, First City Bank, Gold’s Gym(FWB & Destin), Horizons, Northwest Florida State College, Okaloosa School District Office, all Publix’s in Ft Walton Beach, Publix-Crestview, Publix-Destin, Publix-Grand Blvd, Publix-South Walton, Publix-Watercolor, Regions Banks, Summit Banks, Trustmark Banks, Twin Cities Hospital, and the YMCAs.

Volunteers will pick-up and deliver coats to Bangkok Cleaners or The French Laundry for cleaning. Participating United Way Agencies will distribute the coats to any child at no cost to the family.

Please note: Although we appreciate all donations, we can ONLY accept coats and no other used clothing. Please distribute your other used clothing at Salvation Army, Harvest House, Waterfront Mission, etc.

For more information, please contact the United Way at 243-0315 or email events@united-way.org