2017 Coat/Jacket Drive – The West Side Urban Ministry (WSUM) at Hoge Presbyterian Church is expanding the coat drive that was so successful last year. Starting October 1st, and continuing through November 12th, we will be collecting new or lightly used jackets, hoodies, hats and mittens for children of all ages. Last year, every guidance counselor told stories of children that came to school without a coat. Because of your generous donations, they were able to reach into a bag and provide a warm clean coat. Your donations make such a difference! As you get ready for winter, and are sorting through closets, please keep this important ministry in mind. Last year the WSUM provided over 500 coats and jackets to seven schools and every single one was used to provide warmth to a needy child. Please put your donations in the marked bins by the coat rack on the north side of the Narthex.