Project Keep Kids Warm still accepting donations

The 10th annual Project Keep Kids Warm clothing drive is still collecting winter jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves for infants to 18 year olds.
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - An effort to provide winter clothing to children in need is wrapping up this weekend in Ishpeming.

The 10th annual Project Keep Kids Warm clothing drive is still collecting winter jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves for infants to 18 year olds. New or slightly used winter clothing can be dropped off at designated collection boxes throughout Ishpeming and Negaunee.

All of the clothes donated will be taken to the free shopping and distribution day event, taking place this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Ishpeming Armory.

“This program is designed to ensure that all of the children in our area, whether they're going to school, or whether they're outside playing or pursuing winter activities, all have the winter clothing they need when it turns December, January, February in the U.P.,” said Dick Derby, Keep Kids Warm Project Coordinator.

Clothing can still be dropped off until Wednesday at the collection boxes. After that, clothing can be dropped off at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee until Saturday.

A full list of drop-off sites can be found below.

Ishpeming Drop-Off Sites:

Ishpeming High School
Ishpeming Middle School
Birchview Elementary School
Westwood High School
Westwood Middle School
Aspen Ridge Elementary School
Jubilee Foods
Jim's Jubilee
Anytime Fitness
Crossfit 906
Women of Steel (Tilden)
First Bank
Flagstar Bank
TruNorth Credit Union
MBank (both Ishpeming locations)
Auto Value
Bethany Lutheran Church
St. Joseph's Church
UPHS-Bell
Trinity Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church
Morrison Drug Store
Wesley United Methodist Church
St. John's Catholic Church
Tilden Mine
Ishpeming Post Office
Bethel Lutheran Church

Negaunee Drop-Off Sites:

Negaunee High School
Negaunee Middle School
Lakeview Elementary School
Palomaki Family Chiropractic
Range Bank
Honor Credit Union
Embers Credit Union
Negaunee Post Office
SuperOne
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Empire Mine (Palmer)



 
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