Bahlman Cleaners launches eighth Coats for Kids

November 14, 2011

Shown are Melina Duran and Brandi Owens with one of the donated coats from Bahlman Cleaner’s Coats for Kids program. The company has taken donations for winter weather clothing for about eight years.  Photo by Melissa Winslow

Since 2004, Bahlman Cleaners has collected over 1,000 gently worn winter garments for men, women and children who otherwise would be without one, according to owner Janice Pridemore. Bahlman's mission is simple: anyone in the region in need of a coats shall receive one in possible.
When Bahlman's first started the drive in 2004, it brought in 300-350 coats. Bahlman Cleaners' Coats for Kids continues to grow each year, but this year donations are lower than usual. However, the cleaners are seeking help from more and more community partners and hope that the results will be impressive.
Donations of gently worn coats of any size can be dropped off at Bahlman Cleaners, located at 910 E. Third Street in Sweetwater. The coats will be dry cleaned and distributed to those in need in the community.


Coats for Kids is a great

November 16, 2011 by John.W (not verified), 3 years 24 weeks ago
Comment: 336

Coats for Kids is a great charity and I think that everyone all over the country has heard of this. It is an important thing to do and I am so grateful that some of the kids who don't have coats will thanks to them.

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