Selinger Asks Manitobans to Donate Outerwear

By Sarah Klein

Premier Greg Selinger attends a news conference at United Way headquarters on Thursday, December 8, 2011. (SVJETLANA MLINAREVIC / METRO WINNIPEG)

This Saturday’s open house at the Manitoba Legislative Building will be another location where new or gently used children’s outerwear can be dropped off.

The province and United Way announced Thursday a joint effort to collect donations for the Koats of Kids campaign.

“Manitobans are asked to help share the warmth and generosity of the holiday season with children who still need winter clothing by donating new or gently used winter coats, pants, boots, hats and mittens,” Premier Greg Selinger said.

Outerwear of all sizes can be brought to the legislature between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, or dropped off at any Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Station or Perth’s location.

Earlier this week, the United Way put out a call seeking immediate donations.