The Wallowa County Rotary Club, in partnership with Building Healthy Families, has new and donated coats available for area children and adults.

Area residents are asked to donate warm coats, gloves and hats for distribution to children and adults in need in Wallowa County. The program typically distributes 200 coats each fall.

In addition to the traditional donated Coats for Kids Program, the Rotary Club and Building Healthy Families distribute new coats through area schools and Head Start. Using input from teachers and social workers, approximately 75 new coats will be distributed this fall.

Individual Wallowa County Rotarians and local benefactors donate roughly $2,000 each year to purchase these coats. Donations of new youth size coats are also welcome; please bring them to Building Healthy Families at 207 NE Park St, Enterprise.

Coat drop boxes are located at Safeway, the Bank of Eastern Oregon and Community Bank branches in Joseph and Enterprise. Wallowa residents are asked to donate coats directly to the Wallowa Resale Store on Main Street. The program is especially in need of child-sized coats this year.

In Enterprise, the coats are available at the Wallowa Valley Professional Building on the corner of First and Greenwood 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. New items will be added weekly as they become available until the end of November.

For more information contact Marilyn Dalton at Building Healthy Families 541-426-9411 or Rob at 541-432-4343.

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