Winter Clothing Drives Around Weston

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As you may have noticed by either stepping outside or looking at your power bills, it’s getting cold, or as true New Englanders put it “brisk.” Apparently we are indeed going to have winter this year, which was not all that clear about a week ago. And while I dig the winter hats and gloves out of the cedar closet, and hold up coats against two growing Owlets, it’s time to stack up the winter coat and clothing donations for those who are not as fortunate.

There are a number of organizations collecting winter clothing and coats: please read the fine print on their requests. Some do not take pre-owned items or anything other than coats. This list is not exclusive and I am happy to add any other places if you know of them: please send information to thewestonowl@gmail.com.

United Methodist Church of Weston: Coat Drive for WATCH November 8-December 4:

Note: the UMC Watch drive is coats only, not clothing in general.

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St. Peter’s Church of Weston: Winter Clothing and Coat Drive

Please consider bringing new youth- and adult-size hats, gloves, and jackets to benefit the Christmas Drive at St. Stephen’s (Roxbury) Youth Program. Donations can be dropped off at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 27 or at St. Peter’s Church at 320 Boston Post Road until December 7th. More information is available here.

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Weston High School Class of 2025 Clothing Drive for Waltham Boys and Girls Club:

Note: this is for NEW items for individual children. The Waltham Boys & Girls Club is holding a Winter Clothing Drive to support children and teens with warm clothes during the winter months. For more information and to sign up for donation of individual items, please see this link. All items should be dropped off at Weston High School by December 2.

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Anton’s Cleaners Winter Coat Drive for Coats for Kids and Families (locations include Wayland and Weston)

Each fall, Anton’s Cleaners collects, cleans and distributes approximately 50,000 coats for children and adults. There are more than 250 schools as well as over 300 companies, clubs, organizations and thousands of individuals who donate good-quality coats. Nearly 90 social service agencies make sure that the coats get to those in need, free of charge. Since the program’s inception in 1995, Anton’s have collected and distributed over one million coats. Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network made up of local nonprofits, schools and social service agencies in New England. Find a donation location near you here: https://www.antons.com/our-locations/

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Stay warm, all!

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