Nonprofits need coats for kids

The Salvation Army needs gently used and new coats for its annual Coats for Kids giveaway.

Coats can be dropped off at The Salvation Army headquarters at Seventh and I streets in downtown Modesto, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Donations also may be dropped off at bins throughout the community. The coats will be handed out Dec. 30.

Last year, the nonprofit handed out more than 1,000 jackets to children.