To the Editor:
My name is Julia Vogt, and I am a student at Cary-Grove High School. As part of a class project, I had to choose a problem that I would like to see changed in my community. My cause is coat drives in Cary and Crystal Lake.
After a couple of calls, I have organized a list of places for people to donate their coats. This would have a positive effect on our community because almost 15 percent of Americans budget winter necessities as “extra,” or something that is not urgent.
There are many families in Cary alone that struggle with providing winter clothing for their children. At the same time, there are many families in our community that buy new coats as styles and sizes change.
As temperatures drop, many families make decisions between grocery money and coats. It is important that every child is warm during these frigid months, and our community has the means to help them.
Donation drop-offs include:
• Burlington Coat Factory in Crystal Lake; collected Jan. 22; donated to the Crystal Lake community.
• The Salvation Army; coats must be new; bring coats to 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave.