HELP House collecting donations of winter wear


(Posted Oct. 12, 2017)

H.E.L.P. House, a non-profit community outreach based in London, is holding its annual coat drive.

Currently, the inventory shows a shortage of small sizes for young children. Also, adult sizes are needed for high schoolers who wear adult sizes, as well as for parents and guardians.

Donations may include new or gently-used coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and boots. The donated winter wear will be available to clients on Oct. 21.  Donations should be dropped off by noon Oct. 18 at 122 E. Center St., London. Hours are: Monday, noon-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon.  Questions may be directed to B.J. Bryant at or by texting (740) 500-8986.

Volunteers are needed from noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 to hang up and arrange coats and other donations, and from 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 21 to assist clients and manage the coat racks.  Volunteers must email Chandra Kelly or text (614) 202-1741 to indicate times they can help or for details.

Beyond the designated outreach on Oct. 21, H.E.L.P. House will continue to distribute coats and winter wear throughout the cold months ahead and will continue to accept donations.

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