TOPEKA -- Scotch Fabric Care is making sure that the less fortunate stay warm. Beginning this Wednesday, October 21st through Wednesday, NOVEMBER 25th, Scotch will be collecting coats for their 23rd annual Scotch "Share the Warmth."
Since its inception in 1986, they have collected and cleaned more than 182,011 coats in Topeka and Lawrence. For many, this program is the only source for a warm coat that is clean, fresh, and ready to wear; for families it is sometimes the only way they are able to obtain age and size-appropriate coats for growing children.
Anyone wishing to donate coats, in good condition, may drop them off at any Topeka or Lawrence Scotch location. Scotch cleans the coats and works with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to distribute them to the needy. Groups interested in collecting coats for the program are asked to contact Marlene Showalter, Topeka Manager, to make arrangements. As in past years, there is always a need for additional children’s, as well as men’s and women’s larger size coats. Blankets, scarves and matched gloves will also be accepted and cleaned for distribution. Coats will be given away the first part of December.