NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Mancan Inc. Staffing Agency is kicking off its third annual company-wide Coats for Kids campaign with a goal of 2000 coats. Last year with the generosity of so many people, they collected a little over 1000 coats; not counting all the hats, gloves, and scarves, plus monetary donations totaling $1,900. They look forward to making those numbers even higher this year!

Mancan's spokesperson said, "It's the communities in which we work, live and play that have made our success possible and we want to show our appreciation by working to give something back to them. Hosting a company-wide coat drive is a great way to really roll up our sleeves and help out families that may have been impacted by some of the economic turmoil we have seen over the past year or so."

The program, a collaboration between the American Red Cross and Mancan Inc., seeks gently used coats that will be distributed locally to families in need.

This year's Coats for Kids campaign will collect coats across Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida.

To supplement certain sizes, Mancan will purchase new coats, which will be funded through cash donations collected before the end of the drive, which will be Nov. 15.

You may drop off coats or cash donations at any Mancan location between now and Nov. 15.

For a complete listing of the Mancan locations, see the web site www.mancan.com or check them out on Facebook.

Or, for additional information on how you can help, call Debbie Lindsay at 330-456-7284 or your local Mancan office at 330-343-5300. Mancan is located in New Philadelphia at 100 South Broadway, and in Coshocton at 125 N. 3rd St.

Mancan Inc. is a Staffing Solutions provider to many of our local companies, providing employment opportunities in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida.