A Harborough company is acting as a drop-off point for donations to a county charity’s coat drive.
Vanilla Recruitment, of 48 St Mary’s Road in town, started the initiative on Tuesday and will continue until the end of this week.
It is supporting the Leicestershire Cares charity, which works across the county to help the most needy families.
If you have a spare or old coat that is clogging up your hallway coat rack, then please consider dropping it in to the firm between 9am and 5.30pm.
Carrie Hurst, from Leicestershire Cares, said: “Imagine being a parent and having to decide between paying this month’s electric bill, putting food on the table or purchasing coats for your children.
“A full tummy or a warm coat? Both should be an option that a parent never has to choose between. The Coat Drive is in recognition of the extreme hardship faced by many families and individuals living around Leicestershire. The gently-worn coat donations will go direct to Leicestershire Cares so we can share the warmth this winter.”
Eloise Shelton, the owner of Vanilla Recruitment, said: “We are the Market Harborough drop-off point for coat donations and we’re really proud to be involved.
“Between now and Friday this week we will be open from 9am-5.30pm for people to donate their gently-warm winter coats. We can accept any winter coats, men’s, ladies, children’s – as long as there is life left in them. We can all help to share the warmth across Leicestershire.”
For more details about the initiative, visit the website spread the warmth this winter.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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