Bring a jacket or two to Lambeau Field for the opener

The Salvation Army will be at Lambeau Field prior to the Packers-Saints game collecting jackets for the "Coats for Kids" program.

You might want to bring a jacket or two (or three) to Lambeau Field for the season opener against the New Orleans Saints …

No, more than likely you won’t need to wear more than one (maybe two) layers for the evening game … and the coats you bring might be some you want to give away. I know you all have those extra jackets hanging in that back closet. Dig them out, bag them up and bring them for donation to the annual Coats for Kids collection taking place prior to the game.

That ever-present organization, the Salvation Army, will be collecting the coats in the parking lot starting at 3:30 p.m. and will also be stationed at each entry to Lambeau Field with arms (and bins) open to accept whatever you would like to contribute.

Cash donations will also be accepted, of course.

Joining the Salvation Army will be FOX 11, Cumulus Broadcasting and several area cleaners, Lindeman’s Cleaning, Royal Cleaners, and Martinizing Dry Cleaning Service in sponsoring and collecting the coats. If you don’t want to bring the coats to the game, they may also be dropped off at those sponsoring cleaners.

The collections will be accepted up until kick-off and then the number of coats collected will be announced during halftime of the game.

Of course, the objective, like beating the Saints, will be to increase the number of coats and dollars generated from last year’s collection held prior to the Packers and Bills game. On that day, 480 coats were donated, as well as $10,000 in cash.

So, don’t hesitate to give … it will keep a kid warm this season.

For more about the Salvation Army, click here …

Topics: Coats For Kids, Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, New Orleans Saints, Salvation Army

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