Got Coats? Winter Coat & Accessory Drive Now Through October 17

With the days getting shorter and cooler as we head into fall, it will soon be time for winter gear. From October 1-17, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is collecting new and gently used winter coats, snow pants, boots, gloves, scarves, and hats for all ages in preparation for its winter coat and accessory distribution on October 21-22. The distribution will take place at Peace Lutheran Church.

“With nearly 1200 individuals of all ages being served by WNC, many of whom are new to midwest winters, the need for warm outerwear is tremendous,” said Helyn Luisi-Mills, director of client services. “This collection drive and event will allow us to ensure that everyone in our program has what they need to stay warm this winter.”

Winter coats and accessories can be dropped of at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, 208 S Century Avenue, anytime during its open hours. There is also a collection bin at Prairie Elementary School and items will be collected at Waunakee High School’s last regular season home football game on Friday, October 7.

Individuals or families in need of winter coats and accessories or anyone interested in volunteering for the distribution event should contact Waunakee Neighborhood Connection at or (608)849-5740.