It's the 24th year for Coats for Kids! KSLA News 12, Porter's Fine Dry Cleaners, and Goodwill Industries have joined forces to once again to collect, clean, and distribute coats this winter season. These coats will be distributed to Ark-La-Tex families who needed a little extra warmth this winter.
You can drop off your new or gently used coats to KSLA News 12 at 1812 Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport or at any Porter's Fine Dry Cleaners location, now through January 4, 2013:
ShreveportBert Kouns/Youree Drive9361 Mansfield Road8401 Line Avenue6021 West 70th276 Southfield Road707 Professional Drive South
Bossier City512 Benton Road2237 Airline Drive
Only coats will be accepted for this program. All other items collected will be donated to Goodwill Industries.
Coats will be distributed on January 5, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:
Goodwill Industries800 W 70th St., ShreveportPorter's Cleaners 512 Benton Rd., Bossier City
ID is required to pick up coats, along with identification for the person receiving the coat, as well as documentation showing proof of need (i.e. food stamp card).
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