Winter weather in Nebraska can bring hardships to the homeless, but this year a familiar organization is stepping in to bring some warmth and relief from the cold to those who need it most. During the month of October, all four Lincoln YMCA locations will be participating in a coat drive to benefit People’s City Mission (PCM, pcmlincoln.org). In just two years, over 5,900 coats have been collected thanks to the generosity of YMCA members and the Lincoln community at large.
Community members that donate a new or gently used coat will receive a free pass to “Try the Y” for a week, valid through the end of the year. Current YMCA members donating coats will also have a chance to win a Free Y Membership for 2024.
The drive will take place October 1-21, with a kick-off coat distribution at PCM’s Help Center starting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 2.
Coat Drive Drop-off Locations:
- Cooper YMCA – 6767 S. 14th St.
- Copple Family YMCA – 8700 Yankee Woods Dr.
- Fallbrook YMCA – 700 Penrose Dr.
- Northeast YMCA – 2601 N. 70th St.
To learn more about the YMCA Community Coat Drive, visit YMCALincoln.org/events.