Kinship Partners is gearing up for the annual Coats for Kids event from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on October 16 at the Westgate Mall. One coat - plus other winter items - per child will be available while supplies last.

Kinship Partners is asking for help helping the community stay warm this winter by donating coats, mittens, hats, snow pants, and boots. It’s not just for the little ones, Kinship needs adult-sized coats for our bigger kids, too.

Donations of new and gently used items are being accepted now through Oct 7 at Crystal Cleaners in Brainerd, and other locations in the area.

Coats for Kids is sponsored by Kinship Partners, Hubbard Radio, 104.3 The Pulse, Crystal Cleaners and Westgate Mall.

For more information, or to volunteer - call 218-454-8014, or visit