Joplin, MO – The Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern State University will sponsor the eighth annual One Warm Coat drive from Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome and will be distributed to Watered Gardens and the Joplin Boys and Girls Club to help children and adults in need of warm winter wear.

Donating is simple. Just bring clean, gently used coats and jackets to the blue collection boxes in the following campus buildings: Billingsly Student Center, Criminal Justice, León Health Sciences, Hearnes Hall, Kuhn Hall, Leggett & Platt Athletic Center, Plaster Hall, Reynolds Hall, Reynolds Annex, Spiva Library, Student Life Center, Taylor Education, Taylor Performing Arts Center and Webster Hall.

A donation box will also be available at Southwest Missouri Bank, located at Seventh Street and Duquesne Road.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. Since its inception in 1992, more than 1 million coats have been provided at no cost to those in need.

Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, was founded in 1914. There are currently more than 200 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States.

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