Families can get the cold-weather gear they need for their kids through a local program that will provide them with winter coats.
Operation Bundle Up, a program of United Way of Johnson County, is collecting new and gently used warm winter coats through Oct. 25.
Coats can be donated at any Heartland Community Bank branch or at the United Way of Johnson County office, 460 N. Morton St., Suite D, Franklin. The organization also is collecting new hats, mittens and scarves. Each of the six county school corporations will collect coats through Oct. 10.
After collection is completed, volunteers will sort the coats and determine which items are usable. All coats are being cleaned courtesy of Milto Cleaners.
Coats will be distributed at the Operation Bundle Up distribution event from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Morton St., Franklin. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to receive a coat. Adults must bring identification and proof of Johnson County residency.