Bank collects winter coats for local children

Bank collects winter coats for local children

SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Centennial Bank and the Department of Human Services have teamed up to collect coats for children in need this winter.

This is the third year the Highland/Hardy Centennial bank branch has put on the drive.

DHS gives the bank a list of how many children need coats for the winter. The list includes the child's age, gender and coat size.

This year there are around 60 children needing winter coats.

The bank created a pumpkin patch in the front foyer. The pumpkins have tags on them with the children's information.

People can pick out a pumpkin and register with the bank administrative assistant, Michelle Taylor.

After a person registers, they can buy the coat to donate.

Taylor said this drive has been very successful in the past and many people like the chance to give back to the community.

"We always run out of names," Taylor said. "I mean everyone wants to join in and help. The employees love doing this because it is something they can do for the kids and give back to the community too."

The donated coats must be brought to Taylor by Nov. 9 so the kids can get them before it gets too cold.

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