The temperatures are dropping, and soon, the need for a warm coat will be crucial. While some families will simply reach in their closet and put one on, other families have an empty closet and a worried mind as they struggle to keep warm.

Thankfully, a Wareham business has teamed up with Wareham High School to get coats in the hands of those who need them the most.

On Sunday, November 12th from 10 am to 12 pm, the Wareham High School Key Club will be distributing free winter coats for children in need in front of the main entrance of the high school.

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The Wareham High School Key Club is an international service organization that encourages leadership through serving others. The students perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing, and organizing food drives.

For the 18th year, the Wareham High School Key Club has teamed up with New England Family Chiropractic for a coat drive.

Chris Thornell, the owner of New England Family Chiropractic, has been collecting donations of new coats from his patients for years and has successfully donated over 3,000 coats. All coats are free to any local children in need, no strings attached, and it warms Thornell’s heart to help those that need it most.

“It’s great and our patients really enjoy it,” he said. “It’s awesome to be a part of such a generous group of people. It’s also very humbling to know that no matter how many coats we come up with, they are all gone every year after the event. There are that many kids out there who need a coat.”

The Wareham business will continue to collect donations until Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The coats will be picked up for distribution on Sunday, November 12th.

Over 150 coats of all sizes will be available, and the Key Club asks the children to be present to be properly fitted for a coat.

The annual winter coat drive at Wareham High School begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 12th.

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