Coat drive helps families cut costs and avoid the cold


Thanks to a month-long campaign led by the Blaine Community Assistance Program (CAP) and Interfaith Coalition, low-income families throughout north Whatcom County can keep warm this winter.

Those in need of winter clothing who can’t afford to buy them are welcome to browse donated clothing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15.

Viewing and pickup will take place at the Livingston International warehouse,  270 C Street.

The September donation drive encouraged the public to donate spare winter coats, hats, gloves and other winter gear for men, women and children.

The folks at CAP also sponsor a clothing bank, which operates from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Friday and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Free clothing and bedding is provided to all ages in need.

To learn more about CAP, visit

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