(Fargo, ND) -- The Salvation Army of Fargo is gearing up for the annual Coats for Kids & Families Coat Drive is kicking off on Friday, May 14th at all local Hornbacher’s locations in the Fargo-Moorhead community.

The Salvation Army is looking to collect new and gently used coats and winter apparel for children, families and individuals throughout the area.

“The partnership with Hornbacher’s is appreciated in more ways than we can describe. The need in our community for winter apparel is always great, especially in consideration of the bitter cold winters that we are prone to experience. With Hornbacher’s hosting our red bins and acting as collection points, we are able to be efficient and effective in amassing the most winter gear possible in a short time,” says Major Jerry O’Neil.

Most needed items include children sizes 6 -16 coats and snow pants, and youth sizes in boots and gloves.