IMLAY CITY — Winter coats and associated cold weather gear for kids will once again be handed out for free at Borland Elementary School next Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 5 p.m.
This is the fourth year than an anonymous donor has funded the giveaway hosted by Imlay City Schools.
"The staff from Imlay City Schools would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our donor who continues to provide this awesome opportunity for students and children in our community. There are, honestly, no words to adequately thank this individual for their generosity. This kindness and compassion is an inspiration to us all," said Dr. Dina Tallis, Imlay City's Director of Elementary Education and Student Support Services.
From 5-6:30 p.m. or until the coats are gone, anyone can stop by the school to obtain winter coats ranging in size from infant/toddler (12-18 month) to youth large (14-16) for both boys and girls.
"Families who attend will be asked to wait in the Borland gym and will be let into the Borland cafeteria in groups of about 40, starting at 5 p.m. In the past, coats have been gone within an hour after opening the doors," Tallis said.
No one will be asked to provide identification or documentation related to income. Organizers ask that families take what coats they need to ensure children are kept warm this winter season. Additionally, other generous individuals have donated scarves, hats, and gloves that will also be available beginning at 5 p.m..
Borland Elementary is located at 500 W. Borland Rd., between Almont Ave. and Blacks Corners Rd.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.