The Salvation Army is accepting new and gently used winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats, mittens and warm blankets to be given to children in need in Marinette and Menominee counties. The collection will be ongoing for the month of October with distribution Nov. 6.

Captain Rhegan Stansbury of The Salvation Army says, “This year we are seeing more families experiencing tough times and this drive gives us the opportunity to provide the items necessary to keep kids warm and healthy through the winter months.”

Applications will be taken during the month of October for families in need of winter gear. For more information, people may call The Salvation Army at 715-735-7448 or sign up online at www.saAngeltree.org

Drop off locations are located at: Marinette: ENJoy Gifts and Gathering, Calvary Church, Jack’s Fresh Market (Roosevelt and Cleveland), Papa Murphys, PCM Credit Union, Peter Piper Day Care, Stephenson Natl Bank & Trust, and Tri County Credit Union; Menominee: Anchor Coupling/Caterpillar, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, First National Bank & Trust, Jack’s Fresh Market, Stephenson Natl Bank & Trust, Tri County Credit Union, and the YMCA; and Peshtigo: Eagle Express.

Additional sponsors at this time include: Coats for Kids Sponsored by WBAY, Papa Murphy’s and Green Bay Packaging

Businesses or groups that would like to participate should call The Salvation Army for more information. Monetary donations to purchase new coats or snow pants will be accepted at 80 W. Russell, Marinette, or mailing to P.O. Box 495, Marinette, WI, 54143, by Nov. 1.

People are asked to consider liking The Salvation Army Marinette on Facebook to see this and upcoming events of The Salvation Army in the Marinette and Menominee area. Volunteers will be needed to sort and organize clothing. For more information about The Salvation Army, people may call 715-735-7448 or visit www.samarinette.org.