Christmas coat drive

Share The Warmth

From November 29 to December 20, hang new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens on the Evanston Friends Meeting Mitten Tree, which will stand this year in the southwest corner of the Welcome Room.

First Day school and senior high youth ask for your donations of coats, boots and/or money for Care for Real Care for Real is a not-for-profit in the Edgewater area of Chicago that provides food, clothing, and household goods to folks in need, including newly arrived refugees, who are sent to Care for Real by some major refugee support organizations.

The First Day School and the senior high youth are collecting FRESHLY WASHED/DRY CLEANED and GENTLY USED coats for men, women, and children as well as boots.

Please put you coat/boot donations in the big cardboard boxes on either side of the front door. Donated items should be clean and in good condition. Zippers should work, all buttons should be in place, and clothes should not have ripped seams, tears, holes, or fraying edges. If you want to help fund the purchase of new coats to be donated to Care for Real, please put into a meeting contribution box your check (made out to Evanston Friends Meeting but notated for use in the coat drive) or an envelope with your cash contribution similarly noted for the coat drive. The middle schoolers and senior high school youth will be involved in purchasing coats and boots from the donated funds. They will work with Meredith George and members of the religious education committee in delivering all donations.