Newschannel 6 Coat And Blanket Drive Underway - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Newschannel 6 Coat And Blanket Drive Underway

When temperatures start to drop, Faith Mission’s clothing room gets busy with people looking for winter gear.

"It's a crucial time for our clients,” said Faith Mission CEO Steve Sparks. “The people we get to serve every day don't have access to a lot of winter gear. Coats are probably one of the most important things we are able to distribute during the winter."

Last winter, Faith Mission gave out about 800 coats to the less fortunate.

Many Texomans have already headed there to get a coat for this winter.

Because there's such a big need, Newschannel 6 is helping out by hosting our annual coat and blanket drive again this year

Starting Tuesday, December 1st, we will have weekly locations where you can drop off coats, scarves, gloves and blankets. We will also have a box at Newschannel 6 on Seymour Highway.

Your donation will mean a lot to those who benefit from the coat drive.

"We are poor. We don't have any clothes or anything. We need something to wear," said Texoman Merwyn Nichols.

Faith Mission CEO Steve Sparks said, "Gloves, hats, socks, all those things we normally take for granted, there is a great need in Wichita Falls."

In addition to our box at Newschannel 6, a box is located at The Clinics of North Texas on Midwestern Parkway for one week.

Starting December 8th, the box will be located at American National Bank for one week.

Starting December 15th, the box will be located at Urban Air for one week.

Starting December 22nd, the box will be at First National Bank for one week.

Starting December 29th, the box will be at 4 Stars Auto Ranch for one week.

If you need a coat, you can head to Faith Mission on 1300 Travis Street from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for assistance.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:35:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

  • 4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

    4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:35:19 GMT
    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

  • Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

    Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:44:08 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:35:15 GMT
    (Ventura County District Attorney's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office shows Jamal Jackson. The homeless man has been charged with murder in a random stabbing attack in which a man was killed wh...(Ventura County District Attorney's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office shows Jamal Jackson. The homeless man has been charged with murder in a random stabbing attack in which a man was killed wh...

    A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

    A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

Powered by Frankly