Even though it is only October, we already have been witness to the cold winters that Milwaukee can offer. Every year, Milwaukee gets covered with snow accompanied with temperatures often below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. On top of the already cold weather, winter coats and other warm clothing are quite expensive, making it difficult for all to prepare for the cold.
You can be part of the solution, this year the Amani Youth Council is hosting a Winter Apparel Drive. They are taking items such as snowsuits, coats, scarves, hats, boots and socks to help take on the cold this season. Donations have been taking place since Oct. 1 and the winter apparel will be distributed this November.
Donations are currently being taken at the Dominican Center located at 2470 W. Locust St.
Similar in nature, the Coats for Kids event from The Salvation Army is holding their winter coat distribution on Nov. 6 and 7 with hours from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. when picking up the coat make sure to know you can only get one coat per household and children are not allowed to come to pick-ups. Participants will not be able to try on the coats due to COVID-19 guidelines.
You can also donate to the Coats for Kids campaign. This can be done by attending one of their Steinhales drop-Off events or dropping them off at a drop-off location. Addresses for the drop-off locations and Steinhales drop-off events can be found on their website.