Vancouver Sun

Rotary Club aims to collect 1,500 winter coats for needy children

- GERRY BELLETT VANCOUVER SUN gbellett@vancouvers­un.com

The Burnaby Metrotown Rotary Club is aiming to collect more than 1,500 coats to distribute to needy children throughout Burnaby this fall and winter.

“Over the past 12 years we have distribute­d about 12,000 winter coats to local children in need,” said Rotary club member Vivian Geyer.

“Many children in our community face a cold winter on the playground dressed in clothing that does not keep out the rain or chill.”

She said the Rotary Coats Kids program is supported by a number of different organizati­ons, businesses and clubs and has set a target of collecting 1,500 or more new or good used coats by the end of November.

People who wish to donate to the campaign or donate a coat can do so at any Burnaby public library, Burnaby Neighbourh­ood House ( 4460 Beresford St. and 4463 Hastings St.), the UPS Store at 105- 7655 Edmonds St., and the Staples stores at 5821 Marine Way and 4265 Lougheed Highway.

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Burnaby Rotarians have given out about 12,000 coats to date.

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