Welcome Baby 3rd Annual Coat Drive–Now Through December 31st

Posted On November 10, 2014— Written By

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Welcome Baby’s annual winter coat drive is on again! Last year, the 2nd Annual Welcome Baby Coat Drive yielded 350 coats, 87 hats, 82 pairs of gloves and 18 scarfs. We want to outdo last year’s collection and provide more warm coats in what is expected to be a cold winter.

Durham County Cooperative Extension’s Welcome Baby Program, will collect coats, hats, gloves and scarves until December 31st to keep our youngest community members warm this winter. The coats will be offered to families in need through Welcome Baby’s Giving Closet.

Items for collection are needed in sizes newborn to 7/8 years.

Drop off locations for this year’s drive include:
oDurham County Cooperative Extension: 712 Foster Street
oDurham County Main Library: 300 N. Roxboro Street
oSouth Regional Library 4505 S. Alston Ave
oNorth Regional Library 221 Milton Road
oSouthwest Regional Library 3605 Shannon Road

For more information, contact Patience Mukelabai, parent educator for the Welcome Baby Family Resource Center, at (919) 560-7392 or email pmukelabai@dconc.gov.

About the Durham County Welcome Baby Family Resource Center
Welcome Baby Family Resource Center provides parenting education and support to families with young children in the Durham community. Services are available for free to all residents with children from birth to five years of age. Welcome Baby is a program of the Durham County Cooperative Extension and is partially funded by Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, and the Duke Endowment. Welcome Baby serves approximately 10,000 families a year, buy providing parenting classes, car seat classes, cribs, developmental newsletters and through the Giving Closet. For more information, visit http://www.welcomebaby.org/

About the Welcome Baby Giving Closet
The Giving Closet is where families in Durham shop at no cost for clothes, diapers and baby equipment for their children five years and younger. The services are open to all Durham County and City residents.