Door-to-door can and coat collection set for Nov. 7

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With the community’s help, Kiwanis is organizing a contact-free collection.

To serve the community, the 45 or so members of Jamestown Kiwanis plan to collect cans and coats as part of the first event of its kind in Jamestown.

“Kids need Kiwanis this year more than ever,” said Searle Swedlund, Kiwanis president. “This is a contact-free way to make a giant impact without spending much time or money.”

The Kiwanis Cans & Coats collection is set for Saturday, Nov. 7. Kiwanis asks residents to package their cans and coats in either cardboard boxes or plastic bags. People are asked to leave the items near the front door or in other conspicuous locations by 8 a.m. All items will be collected by noon.


Anyone willing to donate cans and/or coats is asked to register at so Kiwanians know to stop by. Individuals in surrounding communities are welcome to register and partake too.

What began as an initial coat drive turned into an opportunity to support the Salvation Army’s food bank too.

“Since we had to postpone Kiwanis Against Hunger this year, this was a way we could continue to feed the hungry,” Swedlund said. “Full bellies and warm bodies.”

To learn more about this event or to support future service opportunities, visit or email .

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