The final batch of the 3,700 coats collected in the 5 Cares Coat Drive will be distributed from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Price Hill.
Half of the collection was distributed Saturday at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Camp Washington, 2941 Spring Grove Ave.
"The response from the public to the coats drive was tremendous," said Liz Carter, executive director of the society. "People were overly generous even with the economy they way it is."
The drive ran from Oct. 21 to Nov. 22. Cintas donated 1,000 coats to kick off the drive. Other sponsors included WLWT-Channel 5, City Dash, IGA Supermarkets, Shoe Carnival, local fire departments and Jiffy Lube.
Firefighters collected the coats, and volunteers transported, sorted and distributed them.
Anyone in need is invited to bring a photo ID and verification of children's identity to receive free coats for the entire family.
The Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester, will provide emergency shelter for families Saturday through Dec. 7 at the church.
The church is a member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Greater Cincinnati. IHN is part of a national, nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate homelessness.
"Support congregations that will join us in the IHN project are Faith United Methodist, St. John Catholic and St. Ann Episcopal of West Chester," said Janet Maney, coordinator.
They will provide shelter, meals and compassionate assistance for homeless families.
Sunday, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts will help provide entertainment for the younger children.
"It is important that our youth realize that you can do missionary work in our own back yard," Ms. Maney said.
Kiwanis of Montgomery/Northwest will hold its eighth annual Angel Tree Book Project from Friday to Dec. 17 at the Montgomery Book Co., 9917 Montgomery Road.
The goal is to provide the gift of reading to 625 children in head start programs operated by Cincinnati Union Bethel.
To participate, stop by the book company, select an angel name tag from the display and purchase a book appropriate for the child listed on the tag.
To donate to the project send checks to Kiwanis of Montgomery/Northwest, attention Angel Tree Project, P.O. Box 42080, Montgomery, OH 45242.
The 853 students at La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights, completed their Truck Full of Love project last week with a total collection of 65,000 canned goods.
The canned goods were loaded on trucks Thursday and Friday and delivered to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Oxford and to Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, Clifton.
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