University Police Department to help collect coats for underpriviledged

Don’t know what to do with the coats your kids outgrew last year? Or that ski jacket that you don’t use anymore?

Beginning Oct. 7, the Washington University Police Department encourages the University community to drop off new and gently used coats for the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation’s Warners’ Warm-up coat drive at the police department office, located in the South 40. The drive, which ends Oct. 21, collects coats for Operation Food Search, which distributes the coats to those who need them most.

“This is a good opportunity for our campus to give back to the greater St. Louis community,” said Chief of University Police Don Strom.

To arrange for a pick-up of coats at a campus office, contact Wendy Oloteo at 935-7698.

Coats also can be dropped off at participating FedEx Kinko’s, Custom Cuts and credit unions. For more information about Warner’s Warm-up or the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation, visit