Drive change at the Coats 4 Kids Charity Checkstop
October 18, 2019
The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre (CACPC) will be on Taylor Drive this Saturday for their 5th Annual Charity Checkstop collecting coats for kids and cash for crime prevention.
This Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre (CACPC) will be on Taylor Drive (north of 32 Street and south of 43 Street) for their 5th Annual Charity Checkstop collecting coats for kids and cash for crime prevention, in partnership with Coats 4 Kids and the City of Red Deer Traffic Safety.
It’s getting cold again and when you are pulling out your warm weather gear, you might find some coats or winter items that no longer fit you, or members of your family, or that you are no longer wearing. When clothing is donated to Coats 4 Kids, it is cleaned by sponsoring dry cleaners and goes to the Victory Church of Red Deer. The clothing is then distributed to individuals or families in need. Kids grow out of their clothes pretty quickly and if you can’t afford winter clothing, Coats 4 Kids can help!
“Raising money for crime prevention is important as well”, says CACPC Executive Director, TerryLee Ropchan. “The money comes back into a local organization and goes into all kinds of programs and work we do,” she said. “We want to work with residents and businesses around whatever emerging issues are happening in their area and make sure they have the resources they need to make their community safer.” For more about the work that CACPC does in your community, you can visit their website.
Drivers are encouraged to pull into the dedicated charity checkstop lanes on Taylor Drive to donate gently used winter clothing for kids or adults, or cash for crime prevention. Central Albertans can make donations to keep children warm and neighbourhoods safe from the comfort of their own car! Got Some Extra Coats in Your Closet?
And, if you are in need of winter clothing, you can PICK UP a coat or two at the VCRD Clothing Zone from October 1st to the 21st on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 1 – 4 p.m.
Visit cacpc.ca for more information.