The very best kind of community service is when the effort is collaborative. So it is with our continuing Coats for Kids program. 
Coordinated by Bettyann Carty and her RCNS team (see the photo), we bring together Peerless Cleaners, First Baptist Church in Simcoe, the Langton Knitters, and our media support team of Second Ave printers, myFM 98.6 & Oldies 99.7 to provide for a variety of clothing intended to help our less fortunate kids stay warm this winter season.
The RCNS sincerely thanks everyone who donated their time and products to help keep our community warm during the coming winter months. 
Results from the day and more photos are shown at the 'Read more ...' tab. Shown in this photo is the RCNS team Sue Finnie, Dave Nicolle, Bettyann Carty, Lisa Carty, Nancy Sherwin, Jim and Marjorie Dawson, Donna Raytrowski, Peter Wheatley & our President Louise Schebesch.
Without our partner, Peerless Cleaners, this event would not be possible.  They allowed the community to drop off coats at 10 of their locations in 7 different communities within Norfolk County. They collected and cleaned 420 coats free of charge (think about this as a contribution, the next time you're picking up your dry-cleaning!)  The coats were then loaded up in their van and delivered to First Baptist Church who graciously provided for the needed facility.  Our heartfelt appreciation also goes out to the Langton Knitters.  We received 225 hand knit hats, mittens and 87 lap blankets from these ladies which has been a continuing donation for many years for this event.  
In the end, 200 coats were distributed to our visitors and 220 more will be distributed to First Baptist Church, Riverside 83, Church Out Serving, the Women’s Shelter and Quetzel Homes, Indwell, Abel Enterprises and Salvation Army.  
Pictures from the Preparation and Set-Out Day
Pictures from the Distribution Day