(Dec. 13, 2016) – Baby, it’s cold outside! And many Northfielders are feeling the chill. So, AmeriCorps and the Northfield Area United Way have joined forces in a coat drive to wrap our residents in warmth.
The community is asked to donate gently used coats and warm weather gear such as snow pants, scarves and boots for all ages between now and Wednesday, January 11. Donations can be dropped off in boxes at community locations including: Arcadia Charter School, Cannon Valley Printing, Community Action Center, Northfield Area United Way, Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, St. Dominic Church, United Church of Christ, St. Olaf College, United Methodist Church and Wells Fargo Bank.
Community members in need of warm clothing are invited to come to the Northfield Community Resource Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you would like to help out by volunteering for the event, please contact the Northfield Area United Way, 507-664-3510, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Americorps workers are funded locally through the Southern Minnesota Initiative LEAP program. LEAP stands for Learning Early Achieves Potential.
About Northfield Area United Way
The Northfield Area United Way has been funding human service organizations in our area for more than 40 years. Through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations, the Northfield Area United Way raised $375,000 last year to fund programs in for education, health and financial stability.