Winter coat drive begins in September

Coats of all colors and sizes are now being accepted for donation at locations throughout northern Whatcom County during the month of September.

Members of the public are invited to donate gently used or new winter coats, gloves and hats for men, women and children. Larger sizes have the most demand.

Drop-off locations include the Blaine library, Blaine Senior Center, Pacific Building Center, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, Windermere Realty at Birch Bay Square, Semiahmoo Fire Station, Semiahmoo Resort, Birch Bay Village Community Center, Northwest Park and Recreation Office and most local churches.

The Community Assistance Program and Interfaith Coalition created the winter coat drive, which lasts through September.

Distribution of donated items will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at Livingstone International Warehouse, located at 270 C Street.

To volunteer, call Linda Bennett at 360/354-6819. For more information about the Community Assistance Program, visit

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