Watertown Urban Mission seeking winter clothing donations

wwny Watertown Urban Mission seeking winter clothing donations

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Watertown Urban Mission is working to keep people in need warm for the winter, but they're looking for help.

Critical Needs Coordinator Amy Canniff says donations are being given out just as fast as they're coming in.

She estimates the mission has received around 200 donations of winter clothes and the organization has handed out 150 items.

Canniff says the biggest need is among kids and the city's homeless population.

"Children who live in the city don't all get bused, so there's a walk to school and needing to be properly attired for the cold weather is so important. We have a large homeless population and if you're walking the street all night, you need to be warm," she said.

Canniff expects around 900 people will come to the mission for winter clothing by the end of the coat drive.

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