The Saline County Coat Closet will host their annual coat drive in Benton to assist Saline County residents. They will take donations on Monday, November 9th, then people can come get one coat per family member on the next day, Tuesday, November 10th. Both days are from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Gene Moss Building, in Tyndall Park at the corner near Benton High School. Click for Google Map
See the flyer below for more details.
Paul Johnston, of Arkansas Prosthetics and Pedorthics, saw a need in Saline County after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 displaced many families, and many were ending up in our own community. Those in need who were coming to Saline County were not able to locate sources for warm winter clothing. With the help of Linda Jennings and CJCOHN, organizers and volunteers received coat donations, had them cleaned and distributed the following day. The Junior Auxiliary of Saline County, as part of their community outreach, jumped in to help collect the coats from area churches, schools and community organizations, and saw to it that the coats were clean and ready to find new homes.
Year after year, the event has grown, and many families have been able to receive a coat or other donated items to help during the winter months. 2020 is recognized as the 16th Year for this event where the public may receive coat donations. There is no income requirement for picking up coats, and may receive one coat for each family member.
Follow Saline County Coat Closet on Facebook. If you have any questions, we may be contacted at email: [email protected] and a representative volunteer will get back with you.