It’s a wrap with Coats for Casa

Clothing donations helped foster kids

Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group Inc. will host the 10th annual Coats for Casa Pacifica charity event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11 at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village.

This will be the final year of the popular community event.

The coat drive will also have 30 tons of snow for sledding and playing, as well as complimentary coffee, smoothies and kids’ crafts.

Participants are asked to bring and donate new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes, including coats, sweaters, hoodies, mittens, gloves, winter hats and scarves. The donations will benefit the children and youth of Casa Pacifica in Camarillo, a facility that offers residential treatment, medical and psychological assessments and services, and other programs to foster youth removed from their homes.

The agency also provides community based interventions for youth struggling with mental health challenges and their families.

Last year, over 5,000 articles of winter clothing were donated, up from 3,000 the year before. In total, over 20,000 items have been donated and distributed since the Coats for Casa Pacifica event started in 2010.

The event will run rain or shine. If weather conditions are threatening, updates will be posted at coatsforcasapacifica.com.

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