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The annual TrueNorth Coats for Kids (& Adults) coat drive is underway, and runs through Nov. 2. You can help Newaygo County children and adults in need stay warm this winter. Please drop off your donation of new or gently used coats or jackets (in good, clean condition) at any Coats for Kids drop box located throughout the county.

If you want to help but don’t have any coats to donate, you may make a tax-deductible donation to TrueNorth by mailing a check payable to “TrueNorth” with “Coats For Kids” on the memo line and they will shop for you. TrueNorth’s mailing address is PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412.

Last year, over 800 children and adults received warm winter coats through this program and it is projected that at least that many will be served this year. Any questions should be directed to Phil Gabel at TrueNorth, or (231) 924-0641, ext. 119. You are also encouraged to visit for more information.

Drop box locations are as follows - in Fremont – at Choice One Bank, Daisybrook Elementary School, Fremont Christian School, Fremont High School, Fremont Insurance, Fremont Middle School, the Fremont Public Library, Huntington Bank, Pathfinder Elementary School, Sandy’s Harley Davidson, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the TrueNorth Service Center; in Grant – at Choice One Bank, Grant Elementary School, Grant High School, Grant Middle School, the Grant Primary Center, and the Grant Public Library; in Hesperia – at Hesperia High School, Hesperia Middle School, the Hesperia Public Library, and Patricia St. Clair Elementary School; in Newaygo – at Newaygo Brewing Company, Newaygo High School, Newaygo Middle School, the Newaygo Public Library, Velma Matson Elementary School, and Vera Wilsie Elementary School; and in White Cloud – at White Cloud High School, White Cloud Middle School, the White Cloud Public Library, and White Cloud Upper Elementary School.
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