Coats for Kids in Yarmouth

by Maritime

This winter, the Yarmouth Community Church is partnering with the Parent’s Place Resource Centre to help prepare children in the community for cold weather.

“Last year, we were well into winter when kids were getting their coats and boots through our Christmas hampers in December. The cold weather starts much earlier so we approached the Parent’s Place Resource Centre (PPRC) to help ensure that kids in our community are warm this winter,” says Captain Melissa Mailman.

The PPRC’s Trading Post is open regularly to the public to provide much needed items to families and individuals. The Centre offers an ideal space for children to try on coats, ski pants and boots, choosing the right coat for them.

“We are pleased to work with The Salvation Army to suit our kids up for winter. We are also partnering with local businesses to create a boot drive to ensure that the kids get all the outdoor clothing they need this winter,” says Nathalie Ellis, Executive Director for the PPRC.

The Knights of Columbus donates a number of coats each year in an assortment of sizes for kids helping to offer dignity to those they are fitted to. The Salvation Army is grateful for this valuable contribution each winter. To date, fifteen children have received coats and many more donations are coming in.

The PPRC is located at 34 Barnard Street in Yarmouth and is always open to donations as are all Salvation Army Churches across the Maritimes. In Yarmouth, donations of coats, ski pants, boots, mittens and hats are also being accepted at the Murray GM Yarmouth dealership located at 45 Starrs Rd.

You can help ensure a warm winter for a child by donating in person, online or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (725-2769).