Church to offer warmth this weekend

Published 5:38 pm Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Suffolk Christian Church will once again partner with The Salvation Army and Social Services for their annual Coats for Community giveaway this Saturday and Monday.

Those in need can come from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday to the church at 216 N. Main St. for coats, scarves, mittens, hats and more to keep them warm this winter.

This will be the 28th year the church has held the giveaway, and it’s grown every year, according to church member Kitty Martin.

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“Hundreds of people got coats last year,” Martin said.

The church is still accepting donations for this year’s giveaway and also needs more volunteers to help families choose items from the racks.

“Whatever they bring to us, we’ll go through them and they sometimes need to be cleaned, if they’re a little bit too ragged,” Martin said. “But most of these coats we give away are in very good condition.”

The church accepts donations year-around of new or gently used coats, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and sweaters, as well as cash, which is used to purchase new items.

Call 539-9182 for more information.