Due to Hurricane Michael’s devastation to the Emerald Coast, the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is extending the 2018 COATS FOR KIDS Coat Drive until Dec. 12. The children and families in our counties are in desperate need of your generous donation of coats.

Please share the warmth and help us provide a warmer 2018 holiday season for many children within our community and the children who have been displaced here. If you would like to participate in this event, please drop-off new coats or gently-used, clean coats at one of the following drop-off locations from now until Dec. 12.

Advanced Fire Protection Services

Allstate Insurance-N Bern

The Arc of the Emerald Coast

Bank of America Banks

BBVA Compass Banks

Beach Community Banks

Beulah Christian School

Bounce Party Playzone - Santa Rosa Mall

Bounce Party Playzone - Destin

CCB Community Banks – Crestview and Niceville

Chautauqua Healthcare Services

ALL CHELCO locations

Childcare Network-Crestview (3)

Eglin AFB (6)

All Eglin Federal Credit Unions

Emerald Coast Science Center

First City Bank-FWB and Destin

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Hurlburt Field (3)

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Okaloosa School District Offices

All Okaloosa Sheriff’s Offices

ALL the Publix in Fort Walton Beach

Publix in Crestview, North and South

Publix-Destin

Publix-Freeport

Publix-Grand Blvd

Publix-Niceville

Publix-South Walton

Publix-Watercolor

Regions Bank – Mary Esther Cutoff

Rehabilitation Institute NWF – Destin

ALL Synovus Banks

Tropical Smoothie Destin

All Trustmark Banks

Twin Cities Hospital

United Way Office

Coat donations will be distributed to local United Way Community Partners who provide assistance to individuals and families facing difficult times. Last year we distributed over 2,600 coats to families throughout the community and schools in Okaloosa and Walton Counties … we need your help to make it happen again this year.

Thanks to our partner sponsors and the community for supporting this project: A & A Transfer & Storage, Destin Cleaners, ResortQuest Laundry and all the above listed drop-off locations.

For more information, please contact the United Way at 243-0315 or email carolyn@united-way.org