Winter Coats for Local Kids and Families

Racks of freshly dry-cleaned coats were brought into the Boys and Girls Club in Providence on Friday. Almost four hundred coats were donated to their drive this fall for local kids and their families.

Courtesy Cleaners, Providence Monthly, and Seven Stars Bakery teamed up to collect the coats. The dry cleaning was done free of charge through Courtesy Cleaners. The VP of Sales for Courtesy Cleaners, Ed Ricci, explains the need for donated winter jackets, “we could do thousands of coats, there are just too many people that need the help.” He hopes people will continue to donate.

For the kids, David Bodah, of the Boys and Girls Club says, “it's like shopping for them, it's like Christmas. They're so excited to get a new coat and show it off to their friends and to have adult coats too for their families is really great.”

Now even though the club starts handing out the coats on Friday, they are always accepting more donations. If you have any coats you wish to donate, you can drop them off at any of the Providence Boys and Girls Clubs.