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United Way Coat & Blanket Drive underway

October 4, 2013

United Way of Grays Harbor is teaming with local businesses and organizations during October to make sure that people have coats and blankets for the winter. Collection boxes are out to collect new and gently used blankets and coats in all sizes.

Executive Director Nora LeBlanc said that they will also be collecting new elementary children’s tennis shoes. Due to health concerns, they cannot receive worn tennis shoes. United Way works directly with schools in our area to deliver the shoes.

Les Schwab has stepped forward to sponsor the drive and will be providing boxes for drop sites, the manpower to help move donations and funding. Aberdeen West Les Schwab manager Don Denning said, “We are part of the community, this where we live and work, and we wanted to do something that could involve all our staff and make a difference.”

Donations boxes will be at participating across the area including all Anchor Bank, Dennis Company, Les Schwab and Timberland Bank locations.

From Oct 1 – 31: Bring your donations to:
Aberdeen: Both Les Schwab locations, Anchor Bank, Timberland Bank, Dennis Company, Bank of America, Bank of the Pacific, The Daily World, Five Star, Grays Harbor PUD, Great NW Federal Credit Union, Jodesha Broadcasting, Waugh’s.
Hoquiam: Anchor Bank, Hoquiam City Hall, Hoquiam School Administration Building, Timberland Bank.
Cosmopolis: D-4/Peterbilt
Westport: Anchor Bank, Westport Fire Department, South Beach Christian Center, Tokeland Grocery Store
Ocean Shores: Anchor Bank, Timberland Bank, Ace Hardware, Coast Communications, Church of Jesus Christ of LDS,
Montesano: Anchor Bank, Dennis Company, Timberland Bank, Montesano Fire Department
Elma: Les Schwab, Anchor Bank, Dennis Company, Elma Pharmacy, Elma Senior Center
McCleary: Rain Country Cafe
Oakville: Sterling Bank

All items will be distributed on Tuesday, November 5 for individuals, families and children who need them.

Nora LeBlanc, Executive Director for United Way said, “This is a wonderful example of communities working together to meet community needs. This drive has been going on for 18 years with the work of so many generous volunteers, businesses and agencies.

For more information or to make a cash donation call United Way at 360.532.6260

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