CAP coat drive begins Friday, September 1


The annual winter coat drive sponsored by the Blaine Community Assistance Program (CAP) will begin accepting donations on Friday, September 1 and continue throughout the month. 

The CAP will accept gently used or new coats, gloves, hats, scarves and socks in men, women and toddler sizes. All items must be washed before donation, according to a CAP press release. 

Donations can be made to any of the collection locations in the area, including the Blaine Public Library, Blaine Senior Center, Pacific Building Center, Birch Bay Village Recreation Center, Cost Cutter, The Market, Windermere – Birch Bay Square, The Bridge Community Hope Center, Semiahmoo Marina Café and Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club. Several local churches are also participating in the drive and will accept donations.

The sizes with the highest demand are XXL and XXXL, according to the release. There is also a consistent need for donations in toddler sizes. 

The no appointment necessary distribution begins Monday, October 9 upstairs at the Blaine CAP Center, 508 G Street, from 9 a.m. to noon. The CAP will also be distributed on Wednesday, October 11, 5-7 p.m., Friday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.

A ramp leading upstairs and several accessible parking spaces are available in the back of the CAP Center.

For more information about the winter coat drive, visit Those interested in volunteering to sort, organize and distribute donations can email Amee Nelson at or call 360/319-0269. 


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