Coats for Kids LogoFt Walton Beach, FL  – It’s that time of the year for the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties and their partners A & A Transfer & Storage, Bangkok Cleaners, The French Laundry and Destin Cleaners to collect coats for the Annual Coat Drive… “Coats for Kids at Christmas…Share the Warmth”. Last year we distributed over 2,000 coats to many families throughout the community and schools in Okaloosa & Walton counties. This was made possible by the local banks, businesses and people like you who supported this project.

“Help Us Provide a Warmer 2014 Holiday Season” for many children within our community! Anyone who would like to participate in this wonderful event, may do so now by dropping off new coats or gently used coats until November 7th at the following locations: Bank of America, BB&T, BBVA Compass Banks, Beach Community Banks, Bluewater Fitness, Boeing Company, Bounce Party Play Zone @ Santa Rosa Mall, CCB Community Banks, Centennial Bank, CHELCO, Children’s Place @ Silver Sands, Coastal Bank and Trusts, Covenant Hospice, Destin Cleaners, Eglin Chapels, Eglin Federal Credit Unions, First City Bank, First Service Residential, French Laundry, Gold’s Gyms(FWB & Destin), Hancock Bank, Horizons, MITRE Corporation, Northwest Florida State College, Okaloosa School District Office, Okaloosa Sheriff’s Chaplains, all Publix’s in Ft Walton Beach, Publix-Crestview, Publix-Destin, Publix-Grand Blvd, Publix-Niceville, Publix-South Walton, Publix-Watercolor, Regions Banks, Summit Bank, Trustmark Banks, and Twin Cities Hospital.

Volunteers will pick-up and deliver donated coats to Bangkok Cleaners, The French Laundry or Destin Cleaners 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 & no other used clothing.

For more information, please contact the United Way at 243-0315