The 7th Annual Hamilton County Kids Coats giveaway will be Nov. 6 at the Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Rangeline Road in Carmel. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. , infants through high school children in need are able to receive a free coat, hat and mittens. No identification is required to receive a coat.
New this year, a free Agency Fair featuring 20 area agencies will be on hand to connect potential clients with services available in Hamilton County and the State of Indiana. Information on getting help with bill paying, job search, legal issues along with a variety of health checks will be available. A map highlighting township trustees will help people learn which office to contact to apply for needed services.
Hamilton County Kids Coats’ mission is to ensure that every child in Hamilton County from infancy through high school age has a warm coat (mitten, gloves, hats, and boots) to wear this winter. In 2009, over 4,000 coats were distributed at the Hamilton County Kids Coat Giveaway and this year’s goal is 5,000. Coats have been collected througout the year through drives at area schools, libraries and churches.
Sponsors of Hamilton County Kids Coats include Carmel United Methodist Church, Good Samaritan Network, Grace Community Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Radiant Christian Life Church, and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Corporate sponsorship is generously provided byDuke Energy, ClothesRacks.com and Container on Wheels (COWs) Mobile Storage System.