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The 29th annual TrueNorth Coats for Kids (& Adults) coat drive is under way, and runs through October 28.

Help Newaygo County children and adults in need stay warm this winter by dropping off donations of new or gently used coats or jackets (in good, clean condition) at Coats for Kids (& Adults) drop boxes located in Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo and White Cloud. Items needed include child and youth winter coats, newborn through size 10; child and youth snow pants and snowsuits, newborn through size 10; and child and youth winter hats, gloves and mittens in sizes XS to XL.

The Coats for Kids (& Adults) distribution day is Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the TrueNorth  Service Center, 6308 South Warner Avenue in Fremont. Each individual (children and adults wanting a coat) must be present in person; and must either attend school or reside in Newaygo County. Participating adults must bring a photo ID.

“Last year, 800 children and adults received winter coats through Coats for Kids (& Adults),” said Mike Voyt, Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator for TrueNorth Community Services. “We are expecting to serve at least that many, if not more, this year.”

The Coats for Kids (& Adults) collection drop box locations include:


  • Daisy Brook Elementary School
  • Fremont Christian School
  • Green Acres Fremont
  • Edward Jones — Lou Deleguardia
  • Karsten Financial Group — Raymond James
  • Pathfinder Elementary School
  • Sandy’s Harley-Davidson


  • Grant Primary Center


  • Patricia St. Clair Elementary School


  • Newaygo Elementary School
  • St. Bartholomew Church

White Cloud

  • White Cloud Elementary School

You can also can 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.

Coats for Kids (& Adults) is supported, in part, by grants from The Gerber Foundation and the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Affiliated program partners include Bombas’ Giving Program and The Burlington Coat Drive, which is done by Burlington in partnership with Delivering Good.

For more information, contact Voyt at or (231) 924-0641, ext. 119 ; or visit

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