Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help


It’s starting to get cold outside – it’s time to turn up the thermostat and put on an extra jacket.

For some young kids in our community though, it isn’t as simple as that. Sadly, some kids don’t have jackets.

Along with your help, the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is on a mission to keep kids warm this winter. Please see the list below of community supporting businesses that are taking your donations (new or lightly used).

Mittens, and other winter clothes are also welcome. The coat drive ends on Nov. 15th, 2017.

Special thanks to the South King Firefighter’s Foundation for their financial support, of our effort, and to Reid and Cindy at The Cleaners on 7th Ave. for donating the dry cleaning of over 50 coats! With strong community partners, like these, we are able to help in a much bigger way. Thank you!

Co-organizers of the drive, Dixie Small and Jan Magnuson dropped off all of the donation bins around town to businesses that agreed to help. As the other co-organizer, Bonnie Verhunce has been helping with coordination of the drive. She hopes to meet last year’s jacket quota of 400 – 500 jackets for kids in need.

Parkside Elementary is the first in line to receive jackets. From there, leftover clothing will be given to other schools or organizations that are helping to keep kids warm this winter.

Rotarians Dixie Small, Steve Swank, and Jan Magnuson, have been extra generous. They have been to Goodwill and other similar stores and have already collected around 150 total jackets.

Jacket Drop Off Locations – Burien – Des Moines – Normandy Park:

  1. Print Place – 22207 7th Ave Des Moines
  2. Marina Market & Deli – 22511 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines
  3. John L. Scott – 22506 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines
  4. Zenith Holland Gardens – 23260 Marine View Dr. S Des Moines
  5. Highline Public Schools Central Office – 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW Burien
  6. Snure Law – 612 S 228th St. Des Moines
  7. Vitality Chiropractic – 21904 Marine View Dr. S Des Moines
  8. Des Moines Police Dept. – 21900 11th Ave. S. Des Moines
  9. Serenity Salon – 22101 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines
  10. Bank of America – 707 S. 227th St. Des Moines
  11. Wally’s – 22531 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines
  12. Auntie Irene’s – 22504 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines
  13. Normandy Park City Hall – 801 SW 174th St. Normandy Park
  14. Wesley Homes – 816 S. 216 St. Des Moines
  15. Judson Park – 23600 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines
  16. Freggies – 611 SW 152nd St. Seattle 98166
  17. Hot Feet Fitness – 816 SW 152nd St, Burien
  18. Marina Medical – 19901 1st Ave. S. #409


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