Bruneel Tire Coat Drive seeks donated coats to keep families warm this year

LEWISTON, ID - As temperatures begin to drop and the first day of winter approaches, Bruneel Tire Factory is busy teaming up with local companies to help kids and families keep warm.

Over the past five years,Bruneel Tire Factory stores have happily donated thousands of coats to the Community Action Partnership Idaho Food Bank. With the help of the public they donated over 5,000 coats last year, and this year they're looking to double those donations.

"Just at the Lewiston store we've already collected 100 and I know that we've got close to that over at the Clarkston store as well," said Bruneel Tire Factory Owner, Craig Bruneel. "And so we've had a real outpouring of support and that's real heart-warming."

"We have some people come in that have no coat at all or their children have outgrown their coats," said Food Bank Manager, Connie Granbois. "So it's really nice to be able to to offer that along with food."

If your closets are overflowing with unused coats you can bring them by Bruneel Tire Factory stores, where donation boxes have been set up.