By Greg Ylvisaker Reporter
Black Creek dentist Tom Lornson has established a drop-off point for used coats in support of Coats For Kids at his dental office at 207 S. Main Street in Black Creek.
Lornson said that he and his wife, were discussing with their children’s teachers the fact that during the last school year they were seeing kids coming into their classrooms without suitable warm clothing during the winter. They decided to do something to help.
“Coats for Kids distributed 10,000 coats in Northeast Wisconsin last year,” said Lornson. “It’s just a crazy number.”
According to the Coats for Kids website, this is a normal number that they hit each year.
The fact that so many people donated coats is a wonderful thing. However, the number of coats distributed should disturb everyone.
As cold as last winter was, weather experts are predicting the coming winter to be even colder. Community members are encouraged to begin donating new and gently used coats at Lornson’s office. He will be collecting until November 2, 2014. The coats will be collected by Coats for Kids who will then clean and distribute them to those in need.
The bin is located behind the desk in Black Creek Dental’s newly remodeled reception area. In addition to the renovation, the office has also invested in several new pieces of technology to better serve the community.