mulberry congo bag Big Reno Coat Drive held to help schools in need
McQuirk says more than 60 businesses and organizations are now collecting for the drive and putting out the donation bins that allow customers and community members to give new or gently used coats. Some participating businesses, like Evergreen Carpet Care, don’t just wait for customers to drop off their winter gear.
“On average, we’re in about 75 homes a day, so it’s an easy question to ask our customers and it’s easy for us to take away whatever our customers want to donate,” says Adam Carlsen, General Manager of Evergreen Carpet Care.
Back at Rita Cannan Elementary School, administrators say the school appreciates all the help and support from the community. Assistant Principal Kirk says making sure their students are staying warm in the winter is important for reasons beyond comfort.