The Rotary Clubs of Ventura and Ventura South and Four Seasons Cleaners plan to collect and distribute 6,000 coats and jackets of all sizes until December 31 to keep children and adults warm and dry this winter.
Collection boxes were distributed to businesses, schools, government centers and public parks in Ventura County the week of November 1. Members of the Rotary Clubs of Ventura (Downtown), and Ventura South, collect the donated coats and jackets, deliver them to Four Seasons Cleaners for cleaning and then distribute them to service organizations and schools in the community. Some of the beneficiary organizations include Boys & Girls Club of Oxnard and Ventura, Project Understanding, The Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army, local churches, the county Sheriff’s Departments and Casa Pacifica.
Last year over 5,000 coats and jackets were given to children and adults in the greater Ventura community. Last year over 70 needy elementary school students were able to select coats for themselves. The students’ entire families will feel the warmth of the Rotary Club’s project. This year the club will again distribute coats and jackets to children from local schools.
For questions, donations or more information, please contact Kristin Taylor at 643-3800. Coats, jackets and heavy sweatshirts are welcome donations. Information and collection sites can be found on www.venturarotary.org.