ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Although it may not feel like it, winter is approaching soon.
We can all agree that when those temperatures drop, there's nothing more important than a warm coat. So for the 11th year, Central Monitoring is partnering with the Second Harvest of South Georgia to collect new or gently used coats for folks in need.
Central Monitoring owner and president Judy Randle said children's coats are always needed, since kids outgrow their coats quickly.
They're also collecting other warm items such as sweaters, gloves, and hats.
"We've had other community people call," she said. "There's a lady that called and said, 'If you have coats that need buttons sewn on, I'll be glad to do it for you. Or if there's something that's ripped, I'll repair it for you.' We've had local dry cleaners say, 'If you get something that's not quite clean, we'll clean it for you.' So people really want to help and it really makes a difference. We really appreciate that. "
They're collecting items now until January 16, at several collection locations.
All 11 Albany fire stations are collecting items, various schools, as well as churches have boxes.
You can also drop off items at Central Monitoring, at 522 Pine Avenue.