Coats for Kids Drive

WAND and Dove are helping make a difference in local children’s lives. Many area children don’t have a warm coat or it’s too small. We encourage you to help us by taking new or gently used kid’s coats to the locations listed below. You can also drop them off at the dry cleaners listed. Please drop all coats off to either location by November 30, 2017.

For more information contact DOVE at 217-428-6616

Participating Cleaners

Classic Cleaner

2474 N. Main

Peerless Cleaners

519 N. Monroe

Pride Cleaners and Launderers

2553 N. Main

1804 E. Eldorado

912 W. Eldorado

2056 Mt. Zion Road

1154 E. Prairie Ave.

Waite's Dry Cleaners and Launderers

1004 S. Main, Decatur

664 W. Eldorado

115 Magnolia, Forsyth

Drop off sites

Decatur Public Library

130 N. Franklin

Decatur Township Offices

1620 S. Taylorville Road

GT Church

500 S. 27th Decatur

Jerger Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.

2101 N. Main, Decatur


Brettwood Plaza

South Shores Plaza

Fairview Plaza

Airport Plaza

Land of Lincoln Credit Union

2890 N. Oakland

3130 E. Mound

4850 E Prosperity Place

Longcreek Township

2610 Salem School Road


2340 Mt. Zion Rd.

350 N. Water

1355 W. King

333 E. Pershing Rd

Richland Community College

#1 College Park,

Decatur Soy Capital Bank and Trust

560 E. Pershing

455 N. Main 4825

US Route 36

St. Teresa High School

2710 N. Water Street

Texas Roadhouse

US 51 North

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