Although there are many organizations collecting coats during the winter months, there is also a need for sweaters and sweatshirts for children, which is less well known.
It seems there are many children who do not have a warm sweater or sweatshirt to keep them warm during the long winter, at school or at home. Teachers have reported children coming to school in only light T-shirts in below freezing temperatures. That is where Lions Jerry Fogle and Conor Madden from the Boise Bench Lions come in.
They have started an ongoing Sweater Drive for children in SW Idaho and E. Oregon which will continue until the end of January. All donations of new or gently used sweaters and sweatshirts may be dropped off at the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation building, 70 N. Latah, Boise. For more information, call 208-338-5466.
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