Catholic Charities and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Alliance are sponsoring their 9th 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 continues to focus on kids coats and outer winter gear; however, adult coats, snow pants, snow boots and gloves are also being collected and distributed. Coats are being collected from Oct. 21 through Nov. 6 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
Gypsum – Mountain Recreation Gypsum Recreation Center, 0052 Lundgren Blvd.
All Eagle County 1st Bank locations
The community is encouraged to donate clean coats in good condition. Families in need of a coat can come to the coat distribution from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Eagle River Presbyterian Church at 455 Nottingham Ranch Road in Avon.
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.