Thursday, October 11, 2012

ACTION! - WeCAN coat drive

Let's not have "A Place in Mound" be just a 'think tank', but be a 'do tank'!

One of my desires with "A Place in Mound" is not to just be a place for talking about Mound, but to be a place where we actually DO things to help Mound be a better place. This is our first call to action in a simple way so we can be "neighbors helping neighbors" as WeCAN's mission states.

I am certain we all have coats and jackets sitting in our closet that are unused, and don't fit. This is an excellent opportunity to donate them to families and people in need.


With winter coming fast, they are having a big push this month is to collect coats for those who need them. Here is there announcement about ways you can donate coats, or obtain one if you are in need of a winter coat.
WeCAN Winter Coat Drive. Please share the warmth! 
It’s almost winter in Minnesota and no one in the community should be without a coat. 
WeCAN (Western Communities Action Network), a local, non-profit, community service organization, invites you to donate coats that are clean and in good condition. Boots and snow pants also gratefully accepted. 
Children, teen, and adult sizes needed. 
Coats and other winter gear can be dropped off between Friday, October 12th and Monday, October 29th at a number of locations (businesses, churches, schools) in the WeCAN service area. 
Those who need a winter coat, are invited to come to WeCAN on Tuesday, October 30th 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. or Thursday, November 1st 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Drop off locations include-
Bethel Methodist
Crow River Bank
Christ Lutheran Church
Culvers in Navarre
Gillespie Center
River Valley Church
Shirley Hills School
St. John’s Lutheran
St. Martin’s by the Lake
Good Shepherd Church
Klein Bank (St.Boni)
Mt. Olive Lutheran
Minnetonka Mud
Our Lady of the Lakes Church
WeCAN Office
For additional information please contact the WeCAN office 952-472-0742 (Lisa Floeter)
WeCAN is truly an important organization working hard to make Mound a great place for everyone. If we want Mound to be a great place, it needs to be a place for everyone.

Visit for more information about WeCAN.