Fort Collins nonprofits that work with people experiencing homelessness are conducting clothing drives to help clients deal with the cold of winter.
The Fort Collins Rescue Mission, 316 Jefferson St., is accepting winter coats, boots, hats, gloves and thermal underwear as part of its Warm a Heart Holiday Drive until Dec. 15. Men and women sizes medium, large, extra large and 2XL are requested.
The Rescue Mission hopes to collect 150 coats through the holiday drive. As of Friday, it had received seven, organizers said. The donated clothing will be distributed before Christmas.
The mission accepts donations from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact Heather Pulley at HPulley@DenRescue.org or 970-419-7685.
Homeward Alliance, which operates the Murphy Center for Hope, also is accepting winter gear for families and individuals.
The Murphy Center, 242 Conifer St., accepts clothing and equipment donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
New and used gear that would be distributed to those in need include: winter coats for men, women and children (sizes XL and larger are especially needed); winter, hiking and work boots; mittens and gloves; thermal underwear; sweatpants and yoga pants; sleeping bags and mats.
More information on how to donate may be found at www.homewardalliance.org/donate.
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