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Tri Valley Rotary sponsoring coat drive for needy children

Original post made on Nov 27, 2012

Tri Valley Rotary is collecting and distributing coats to local students whose families may not be able to afford warm coats for their children. Carol Vander Meulen, the club's secretary, said donations of new or gently used coats for children ages 2-16 will benefit those in need. Coats for adults and infants are also needed. Collection locations for the coats in Pleasanton are:
Bank of America's downtown Pleasanton branch on Main Street
ClubSport Pleasanton, 7090 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
Coffee Co., 5424 Sunol Blvd., in the Raley's Shopping Center
Hairlights Salon, 4307 Valley Ave, Suite F, Pleasanton
In Livermore, the collection locations are:
Casse Croute Bakery, 50 S. Livermore Ave., near First Street
Pacific Coast Seed, 533 Hawthorne Place, Livermore

Donations must be made by Dec. 14. The Rotary Club will distribute the coats on Saturday, Dec. 15. For more information, send an email to info@trivalleyrotary.org.

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Posted by Don
a resident of Ironwood
on Nov 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

Has anyone ever driven by Walnut Grove Elementary School and noticed at different times of the year the many coats, backpacks, etc. hanging on a fence within the school grounds. I am told these are items that are left by the children and never claimed. By the end of the school year there must be hundreds. Unfortunately I have seen them hanging on the fence during rainy days also. It tells me that when a child forgets his coat or whatever, his parents do not make him or her return to find it. It must be easier to just replace it with a new one, and many people cannot afford to do that. Perhaps the school can work with some area shelters that could find good use from these.