The Green Bay Packers announced today they have donated $15,000 to Coats for Kids, an initiative the team has supported for many years in a variety of different ways.
Previously, the team has sponsored a Coats for Kids collection on one gameday each year at Lambeau Field. While such gameday collections no longer take place, the Packers are continuing to support Coats for Kids through this donation, and the team is inviting fans to join the effort.
Numerous locations throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are accepting new or gently used coats for toddlers, kids and teens. Visit wbay.com/coats for a full list of locations accepting donations. New or gently used mittens and hats are needed, too.
An opportunity for fans and community members to donate is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 20, with The Salvation Army collecting coats at the Bay Park Square Mall from noon to 4 p.m.
Coats for Kids will be accepting donations through Friday, Nov. 2. Community members in need of coats can attend the final Christmas Assistance Sign-Up on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Green Bay Corps Community Center, located at 626 Union Court on Green Bay's West side off of Mather St. Those in need of assistance can also contact the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Line at 920-497-7053 ex. 2626 for English and ex. 2627 for Spanish.