Catholic Charities and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Alliance are sponsoring their 10th Annual Fall Coat Drive. Over the last several years, this coat drive has distributed over 4,000 coats to local kids and families in need. This year, the coat drive will be for kids’ coats and outer winter gear only. Coats are being collected from Oct. 12-30 at the following locations:
• Vail - Vail Police Department, 75 S. Frontage Road
• Avon- Avon Police Department, 0001 Lake Street
• Edwards - Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Substation in the Mountain Recreation Edwards Field House, 450 Miller Ranch Road
• Eagle - Eagle Police Department, 200 Broadway
• UW Youth Closet, 439 Edwards Access Rd, Edwards (behind Subway)
The community is encouraged to donate clean coats in good condition. Families in need of kids’ coats can come to the Youth Closet beginning Nov. 2 during regular operating hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, as well as Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Law Enforcement Immigrant Alliance, an initiative founded and facilitated by Catholic Charities, consists of representatives of the immigrant community who meet on a regular basis with the heads of law enforcement in Eagle County. They provide resources and information through education and outreach to build trust and collaboration with the immigrant community. Participating agencies include Catholic Charities, Vail Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Avon Police Department, Eagle Police Department, Salvation Army, Bright Future Foundation, YouthPower365, Eagle County School District and several community members.