One Warm Coat drive begins

One Warm Coat drive begins

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Central Monitoring is teaming up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southwest Georgia to collect new and gently used coats to distribute to local children and adults, free.

The Albany "One Warm Coat" project is being held in collaboration with a national endeavor with the same name. Coats of all sizes are welcome; children's sizes are most needed.

"The program is an easy way for all of us to pass along coats and jackets that we no longer need," said Central Monitoring Owner/President Judy Randle. "Our donations of something so simple and so essential may very well turn out to be the best holiday gift received by many people in our community."

"We'll send volunteers around, high school kids, go around and pick the coats up and take them out to the Food Bank. There they get distributed among qualified families," said Corey Lee of Central Monitoring.

With the help of the Albany Fire Department, Central Monitoring is making donating a coat simple: Coats may be taken to any Albany fire station or to Central Monitoring's headquarters at 522 Pine Ave. From there, Central Monitoring will collect the coats and give them to the Second Harvest Food Bank, which will distribute them locally.

While this important community project will continue through the holiday season, the sooner the coats are donated, the sooner they will be provided to families that need them. So we encourage people to make the donations now.

The Albany "One Warm Coat" project begins today and runs through January 19, 2015. The One Warm Coat hotline is 229-434-1176.

Donated coats are also being collected at all Albany Fire Stations and Central Monitoring, 522 Pine Ave.

One Warm Coat Participants



#1     Fire Station

320 North Jackson

#2     Fire Station

1500 Palmyra Road

# 3    Fire Station

109 Honeysuckle Dr.

#4     Fire Station

2601 West Gordon

#5     Fire Station

2036 Newton Road

#6     Fire Station

2521 Meredyth

#7     Fire Station

200 Mock Road

#8     Fire Station

5824 Newton Road

# 9    Fire Station

1406 Antioch Road

# 10  Fire Station

4717 Gillionville

# 11  Fire Station

5115 Hill Road

Private Schools

St. Teresa

417 Edgewood Lane

Deerfield Lower

1733 Beattie Road

Deerfield Upper

2500 Nottingham

Public Schools

Westover High

2600 Partridge

Lake Park

605 Meadowlark

Robert Cross

324 Lockett Station


518 Society

Albany Middle

1700 Cordele


First United Methodist

307 Flint

Central Baptist

1618 West 3rd


2200 Dawson Road

First Baptist Leesburg

135 Main Street

Gillionville Baptist

4614 Gillionville Road

Banks/ Business

Security Bank-NW

2819 Old Dawson

Security Bank-Oakland

1251 US Hwy 82 W

Security Bank-East

2102 E. Oglethorpe

Security Bank-Lee Co.

1531 US Hwy 19

Ameris Bank

2627 Dawson Road

Flint Community

2910 Merdeyth


2815 Meredyth

Colony Bank

2609 Ledo Road


1709 Stuart


1701 Gillionville

Then & Now Boutique

2418 Dawson Road

U-Save It Palmyra

2202 Palmyra

Flint Riverquarium

101 Pine

Albany Farm Bureau

315 Eva Street


1425 Industry Avenue

YMCA - Leesburg

316 Robert B Lee Dr.

FOX 31

Stuart Avenue

Consumer Credit Counseling

409 N. Jackson St

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