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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 14, 2009

Saturday's coat drive benefits area children

Ensuring children in Maryville as well as Nodaway County have a warm coat to wear this winter is the goal of a coat drive scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19.

This is the third year Northwest's Office of Campus Safety has partnered with the local Today's Civic Women organization for the coat drive, which has garnered more than 150 coats to date.

New coats or used coats in good condition for children in kindergarten through eighth grade may be dropped off at designated containers located at each of the Bearcat Stadium entrances before or during Saturday's Bearcat football game, which starts at 1 p.m. Containers also will be available at the Bearcat Zone, located in the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion, prior to the game.

"It's always good to partner with the community any way we can," said Clarence Green, director of Campus Safety. "We especially like the idea of helping out local children who may not be able to afford a new coat or who have lost everything in a fire or some other situation. We saw a need, and we're happy to help. It's just one more way we try to give back to the community in a positive way."

Green said once the coats are collected and cleaned, they are distributed to schools throughout the county as well as to The Ministry Center in Maryville.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468