HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital invites local communities to participate in its Warm Winter Clothing Drive by dropping off new or gently-used, and clean, coats and clothing. All will be donated to Kingdom Come Food Pantry in Oconto Falls, which serves as many as 200 families in need each week.
Hospital colleagues and community members can place their donated items in the collection boxes set outside the cafeteria and imaging department inside HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. Donations will be collected through Monday, Nov. 6. Coats and clothing of all sizes are needed.
According to www.onewarmcoat.org, a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Children have a harder time learning, and adults can’t work as effectively. For the nearly 15-percent of Americans living in poverty, a warm coat could solve these problems.