Winter clothing drive to help Copper Country kids in need

HOUGHTON COUNTY — With winter weather here in the Upper Peninsula, local health centers in the Copper Country are doing their part to make sure children are staying warm during these cold months.

The Upper Great Lakes Health Center is holding a special winter gear drive to collect all types of winter weather clothing to give to children in need. This is the first year of the drive.

Outreach Enrollment Specialist Iola Brubaker says working with local schools helped them realize the importance of a drive like this.

“We noticed a need in the community for children to have proper winter gear to help them stay healthy,” she said. “So we decided to offer, for the firs time, a drive to bring in coats, hats, gloves, boots…things that families and children might need during these cold months.”

You can donate gently used or new winter clothes at the UGLHC locations in Calumet, Lake Linden, Houghton and Hancock, as well as the pediatric and OB/GYN offices in Hancock.