With cold temperatures and winter months looming, many need families are anxiously wondering how they will be able to adequately clothe their children for the season. Operation Bundle Up Johnson County, sponsored by the United Way of Johnson County, seeks to alleviate those concerns.
According to the United Way of Johnson County’s site, this program provides new or gently used winter coats to children and families around Johnson County. Many events like this are held throughout the state by various agencies, but this one focuses solely on the needy residents of Johnson County.
In 2012, 591 children and 248 adults received coats for the winter season, and the agency would like to see these numbers increase in 2013.
Milto Cleaners, Franklin Rotary Club, Heartland Community Bank, Turning Point Church (formerly Franklin Church of Christ), Walt and Jannette Koon, and the UPS Store Center of Center Grove/Greenwood are the 2013 sponsors for this year’s event.
Donations are being accepted at any Heartland Community Bank branch location or at the United Way of Johnson County offices located at 460 North Morton Street in Franklin. The organization is collecting new and gently used winter coats, new hats, mittens and scarves. Monetary donations will also be accepted and used to purchase new coats for the program. Any item donated will be cleaned by Milto Cleaners for free before going out to the community.
The Operation Bundle Up distribution event will be on November 8, 2013, at the Turning Point Church located at 3600 North Morton Street in Franklin. Hours are from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and no preregistration is required. This event is only open to Johnson County residents, and proof of residency must be provided as well as ID. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to receive a coat.
The mission of United Way of Johnson County is “to organize caring people to identify and meet human needs in our community.” To learn more about Operation Bundle Up call 317-736-7840 or go here.