As the cold weather approaches, and we start to bundle up in warm winter coats, many children and adults in Shawnee County would go without that same protection without the efforts of Scotch Cleaners and The Salvation Army.
For the past 27 years, Scotch Cleaners of Topeka has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide coats through the “Share the Warmth” program. During that time over 220,272 coats have been cleaned and distributed to children and adults. In 2012, over 8,578 coats were given out at The Salvation Army.
Major LeeAnn Burkett, corps officer of The Salvation Army, states that, “Partnering with a community-minded, caring business like Scotch Cleaners allows us the opportunity to provide a much needed service to those in need within our community. We are grateful for their generosity and their continued partnership.”
The Salvation Army will distribute clean coats this Saturday, December 7th, from 9:00am till 3:00pm at 1320 SE 6th Avenue, Topeka. Shoppers are asked to enter through the Child Care Center doors on the corner of 6th Ave. and Lawrence Street. Those in need of a warm winter coat are asked to sign-up upon arrival and list the number of coats needed for those currently living in your household. No documentation is required, but we ask that you shop for your own family only. Personal shoppers will be available to assist clients in the selection of coats and the check-out process.