SCRANTON, Pa. — The Scranton Police Department is collecting new winter coats for students.
The coat drive is an effort to provide students at the three Scranton intermediate schools with new; coats, school uniforms, socks, hats and gloves.
Melissa McCafferty with the Scranton Police Department says, "Every year, there is a need for this throughout the Scranton School District, this year more so than any of the previous years. A lot of children just don't have the proper clothing. They don't have warm clothes, socks, hats, gloves".
Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks can be made payable to 'Scranton Police Coat Drive.'
New clothing or donations can be dropped off at the Scranton Police headquarters on South Washington Ave in Scranton. The coats will be distributed to the schools in mid-November.