PATH'S coat's for kids drive needs more coats

Released by: Tyler PATH

TYLER, TX - PATH's annual Coats for Kids coat drive began October 1 and continues through the end of the month. PATH holds this special drive each fall to collect warm, winter coats for children ages infant-18 years. Right now, donations are down and with the end of the month approaching, PATH officials project the need of 1,500 additional coat donations before the November distribution.

"Unfortunately, we only have 80 coats right now," said Becky Duncan, community outreach coordinator for PATH. "In order to accommodate 1,000 children - which is how many we gave coats to last year, so we could easily have more this year - we are going to need about 1,500 coats."

New coat donations can be taken to the PATH office, 402 W. Front St., Tyler. Gently-used winter coats may be taken to any participating dry cleaners displaying the "Coats for Kids" collection site poster including Dry Clean Super Center, Eagle Cleaners, Hart's Cleaners, VIP Cleaners, Lucky's Cleaners, Regency Cleaners, Shannon's Cleaners, West Gentry Dry Cleaners and Lindale Cleaners.

The coats will be distributed Saturday, November 20, from 8 am-2 pm, and on Sunday, November 21 from 1-5 pm, across the street from PATH at 411 W. Front St., Tyler.

For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help with Coats for Kids, contact Becky Duncan at 903.597-4044, ext. 120, or email