Milan Police Department holds annual coat drive, ‘Operation Coats for Kids’

MILAN, Tenn. — The Milan Police Department is making sure kids stay warm this winter.

“These are some coats left over from last year, and we are hoping to incorporate those this year if we have some kids that match these sizes,” Amber Pierce, Communications Supervisor for the Milan Police Department, said.

This is the third year for Operation Coats for Kids.

Over the past two years they’ve provided more than 150 coats to kids in need.

“We try to make sure we have the funds available for every kid that applies, we never want to turn anybody away,” Pierce said.

But, because of the warm weather, Pierce says they haven’t gotten any donations yet this year.

She says she hopes that with temperatures dropping this week more donations will come in.

“Anyone can donate, we take donations from individuals, from businesses, and that’s what this program runs off of is the generosity of the public,” Pierce said.

And, if you’re in need of a coat, you can pick up an application at the police department.

If you would like to give a coat or just a monetary donation to Operation Coats for Kids you can drop it off or mail it to the Milan Police Department.

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