For the 3rd year in a row ABE is participating in the Coats for the Cold - Donate a Coat drive for Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. Our goal is to fill that barrel to the top!
We'll be collecting winter outerwear for the homeless and others in through October 31st. New and gently used winter coats and heavy winter mittens, gloves, and hats can be dropped in the barrel located downstairs at our Sweeten Creek location. Once again, event sponsor Swannanoa Cleaners will clean the items donated. Western Carolina Rescue Ministries will give out items to those in need at the “Coats for the Cold” giveaway on Saturday, November 2 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
The winter weather in our area brings thousands of requests from the poor and homeless who cannot afford appropriate winter attire, including men, women, and children, the unemployed, underemployed, and mentally ill. We are proud to participate in this initiative that has resulted in thousands of warm winter coat donations and giveaways to people in need.