Coats for Colorado kicks off Oct. 1

IREA will again collect donations to the Coats for Colorado drive.

Donate any new or gently used winter coats Oct. 1 through Nov. 27 during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at any of IREA’s four locations:

• Conifer, 13404 Old U.S. Highway 285

• Sedalia, 5496 N. U.S. Highway 85

• Strasburg, 1497 Main St.

• Woodland Park, 800 N. Highway 67

All sizes are collected, but children’s and extra-large men’s and women’s coats are especially needed. Rain and snow boots, raincoats, ski pants, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves are not accepted. Monetary donations are also not accepted.

IREA customers have donated more than 500 coats each of the last two years.

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