From October 2 through October 17, you can help provide coats to people in need. The Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) coat drive is an annual success; last year, the organization distributed 468 coats and 803 items of winter gear to neighbors in need.
Drop-off locations include local schools, churches, businesses and the WeCAN office (visit wecanmn.org for details). Coats should be new or like-new, and all sizes are accepted—kids’ sizes are especially important. You can also drop off snowpants, hats, scarves, mittens and boots.