URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois are making it their mission to keep the families they provide for warm this holiday season.
The non-profit opened their Winter Clothes Drive Wednesday. They are looking for children’s size coats, hats, gloves, and more. They say they were inspired by some of the families they work closest with. Some kids they work with did not own a winter coat. Urbana Program Director Kristin Davis says the drive will have a big impact on them.
“We know them on a more personal level than just providing mentoring services,” says Davis. “When we hear families are in need of clothes this time of year, we want to be able to give back to them as much as we can.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters will continue to accept winter clothes throughout the holiday season.