The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge and Shimkat Motor Company have begun their annual coat drive titled “Coats for Kids.” They are seeking the community’s help in fulfilling the need for warm winter gear for local children. Donations of new or gently used clean coats, gloves, hats, snow pants and boots are being accepted at multiple drop-off locations around Fort Dodge. Those locations include Shimkat Motor Company, Coldwell Banker, Mineral City Mill and Grill, Olde Boston, Sports Page and Papa Murphy’s Pizza. All sizes are needed from babies and toddlers to high schoolers. The collection will
continue through November 15th, 2020.
Monetary donations in any amount for the purchase of coats are also being accepted. If your workplace
has a jeans day or other type of fundraiser consider giving a donation to Community Health Center of
Fort Dodge and write Coats for Kids in the memo line. Monetary donations can be mailed to the health
center located at 126 N 10th Street in Fort Dodge.
The coats and winter items will be distributed in a new way this year. In the past anyone needing a coat
for their child could come into the clinic on the distribution day. This year the health center will be
hosting a drive thru distribution on November 21st from 9 am to Noon. Anyone in need of a child’s coat
can drive through. Staff will greet them at their vehicle to see what size is needed, they will then deliver
the coat directly to the vehicle.