Winter Coat Drive runs Sept. 11-Oct. 9


MONTE VISTA — A Winter Coat Drive is being held in Monte Vista. The drive benefits people in Monte Vista and its surrounding areas, who need winter coats. It begins Sept. 11 and goes to Oct. 9.

New or gently used coats, gloves, and hats of all sizes and colors are being accepted.

Director Hanna Ortega is excited about the drive.

“We are happy that we are able to distribute these items to folks in need,” Ortega said. "I just want to be able to help those in our community who may not be so lucky. We take a lot of things we do have for granted, and something as little as a winter coat can make a world of difference for someone else. Colorado winters can be very harsh. It is good to know that people in need will benefit from these items and stay warm this winter because of those willing to donate in our community.”

The is the first year of the drive and Ortega is happy to do this for the community. Ortega wishes to thank everyone in advance who donates to the drive.

Currently, there are two drop-off locations for the drive — Top Value in Monte Vista and Family Dollar in Del Norte. Donations will be accepted during business hours at each location from Sept. 11 to Oct. 9.

For more information, call Ortega at 719-850-1466.