Bend Fire and Rescue announced its annual coat drive will run Friday through Nov. 17. They are accepting new or slightly used jackets, hats, and gloves.
“This year we are focusing on the need for children’s coats due to the increased demand within our community,” Bend Fire said in a statement. “Last year’s coat drive brought to light the overwhelming need that children are experiencing during the cold weather season. This year, as you transition to warmer clothing, consider decluttering those bulky winter coats your children no longer wear, and help the community keep underprivileged children warm as the temps continue to decline.”
People donating a slightly used item are asked to make sure it is recently washed.
Large blue bins will be outside the front door at all six fire Stations, including the Westside Admin Building.
For contactless drop-off, donations can be dropped off at the nearest Bend Fire Station and placed inside the labeled bin outside anytime between Oct. 27 and Nov. 17.
- West Fire Station – 1212 SW Simpson Ave
- East Fire Station – 62420 Hamby Rd
- North Fire Station – 63377 Jamison St
- South Fire Station – 61080 Country Club Dr
- Tumalo Fire Station – 64725 Cook Ave
- Pilot Butte Station – 425 NE 15th St