Rotary clubs across the region are collecting donations of good quality coats and heavy jackets for their ‘Wrap Up Lanarkshire’ campaign.
Once received, the clubs will sort coats into different gender and size categories before distributing them to homeless shelters, refugee centres, children’s centres, organisations supporting the elderly, and other charities helping people in crisis across the county.
There are a number of collection points set up throughout North and South Lanarkshire, and members of clubs will sort through the donations every few days.
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However, volunteers are unable to accept any other items and are only accepting coats or jackets.
Callan Dick, vice president of Mothwell and Wishaw Rotary, told Lanarkshire Live: “Once we have collected the coats, our volunteers get to work at sorting sessions where we sort them into different categories for men, women, children and babies.
“We check pockets and make sure the coat is clean and in a good enough condition to be given away.
“All coats are then passed to organisations as previously mentioned, who are best placed to identify individuals who would benefit from them.
“Many of these may be small local charities who don’t get much recognition, and we would be glad to hear of any organisation which could make use of coats as we come into winter.”
Any coats deemed in too poor condition to pass on will go to various recycling organisations.
Anyone interested in donating should email email@example.com
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