The Winchester City Sheriff’s Office is putting on a coat drive to help keep kids warm this winter.
The Sheriff’s office is working together with Bright Futures to collect gently used coats and other warm, winter accessories. The United States Census Bureau says that roughly 15% of Winchester residents live below the poverty line. The goal is to help families cut back costs as they gear up for winter weather.
“There’s unfortunately a lot of people that are in need. This is the time of the year that they’re desperately in need because it’s getting cold. They need something to keep them warm,” said Deputy Fritts.
The Sheriff’s Office will be collecting coats between now and December 1st. They can be dropped of at the Winchester-Frederick County Judicial Center or City National Bank in Stephens City.