25th Annual Coat Drive begins


DOVE, Inc. is launching its 25th annual coat drive Wednesday.

The event, which runs through November 30th, aims to collect 2,500 coats of all sizes for children and others.

“It has been, unfortunately, a need for many years in our community to get warm coats into the hands of families in need,” said Barb Blakey, director of volunteers and community relations for DOVE. “So even though (the drive) is 25 years old, it’s still as vital today as the day we started it.”

Gently used or new coats may be donated in specially marked barrels at these locations:

Archer's Alley

3113 N. 22nd Street


2990 N. Monroe

570 N. Fairview

1595 E. Cantrell

Decatur Public Library

130 N. Franklin

Decatur Public Transit

353 E. William

555 E. Wood

Decatur Township

1620 Taylorville Road

GT Church

500 S. 27th

Jerger Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.

2101 N. Main


Brettwood Plaza

Fairview Plaza

Airport Plaza

South Shores Plaza

Land of Lincoln Credit Union

2890 N. Oakland

3130 E. Mound

4850 Prosperity Place

Longcreek Township

2610 Salem School Road


2340 Mt. Zion Rd.

35 N. Water

1355 W. King

333 E. Pershing Rd.

Richland Community College

#1 College Park

Soy Capital Bank and Trust

560 E. Pershing

455 N. Main

4825 US Route 36

1685 S. Franklin

Texas Roadhouse

US 51 North, Forsyth

Coats will be cleaned by these cleaners who can also accept donations:

Classic Cleaners

2474 N. Main

Corner Cleaning Connections

1154 E. Prairie Ave.

Peerless Cleaners

519 N. Monroe

Pride Cleaners and Launderers

2553 N. Main

1804 E. Eldorado

912 W. Eldorado

2056 Mt. Zion Road

Waite's Dry Cleaners and Launderers

1004 S. Main

664 W. Eldorado

115 Magnolia, Forsyth

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