The 10th annual "Coats for Kids" fundraiser finished up a very fitting day where we saw the valley's first snowfall.
The campaign started on Wednesday, September 19 and saw a high amount of coats, toques, mittens and snow pants brought in.
"We had another very successful Coats for Kids campaign. We had three full pickup trucks full of jackets. I know we say Coats for Kids, but certainly, for teenagers and adults, there are jackets as well; I would say over 350 jackets," said Western GM General Sales Manager, Brad Ledrew.
The three-day long event saw locals empty out their closets and donate used jackets, hauling them into the local car dealership to donate to the Salvation Army.
"I know Salvation Army feeds a lot of people with their food bank, but there was a demand for winter clothing. That is something we got behind and it was a great way to give back to our local community. All of these (coats) go to our local Salvation Army, so they don't go away anywhere else," continued LeDrew.
After 10 years of this event being held, it is clear there is a need in our community for the coats.
"I know as a fact last year, they had a line up for people they needed jackets and snow pants for, and I know we were able to facilitate that last year," concluded LeDrew.