Northfield, Minn. (Dec. 19, 2016) – Baby, it’s cold outside! Many Northfielders are feeling the chill. So, AmeriCorps and the Northfield Area United Way have joined forces in a coat drive to wrap our residents in warmth.
The community is asked to donate gently used coats and warm weather gear such as snow pants, scarves and boots for all ages between now and Wednesday, January 11. Donations can be dropped off in boxes at community locations including:
Arcadia Charter School
Bridgewater Elementary School
Cannon Valley Printing
Community Action Center
Community Resource Bank (Heritage Drive)
Northfield High School
Northfield Middle School
St. Dominic Church
St. Olaf College
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church
Wells Fargo Bank
Community members in need of warm clothing are invited to come to the Northfield Community Resource Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you would like to help out by volunteering for the event, please contact the Northfield Area United Way, 507-664-3510, or [email protected]
The Southern Minnesota Initiative LEAP program places Americorps members in preschools throughout southern Minnesota to build social emotional skills and advocate literacy. Additional Americorps members are volunteering to help with the coat drive as well.
About Northfield Area United Way
The Northfield Area United Way has been funding human service organizations in our area for more than 40 years. Through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations, the Northfield Area United Way raised $375,000 last year to fund programs in for education, health and financial stability.