Helping Hands of St. Louis Holds Annual Winter Coat Fest

Daily Dose  |  10/08/2020 2:00 pm

Volunteers will spend the morning in the side parking lot next to the old school building of Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth St., Toledo, OH, assisting men, women and children in finding winter items from 9 a.m. to noon. Parking will be available in the big lot across the street and along the street.

“Last year we provided nearly 400 winter coats to individuals, and hats, gloves and winter boots,” says Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis. “Anyone in need is welcome! Masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.”

Susie’s Coats, Hannah Socks and Bags of Love will be working alongside Friends of Helping Hands of St. Louis, a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo. Various area churches, school and service groups are volunteering and many have   donated winter items for the Annual Winter Coat Fest.

Although this event helps get area residents ready for the cold weather, donations are needed throughout the fall and winter months. Gently used winter boots, especially men's sizes 10 and up and men’s socks; children’s boots; and warm coats, hats and gloves for men, women and children are continually needed.

For more information on this event or to donate coats and other winter clothing items, call Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis, at 419.691.0613, ext. 101; or email