Coats for vets taken at Selbyville Town Hall

Once again, Selbyville Community Club is collecting winter coats for homeless veterans.

From now until Dec. 30, locals can donate clean and gently worn jackets, sweatpants and sweatshirts at Selbyville Town Hall on Church Street.

“The community has been so generous and has always given such good quality things for them,” said organizer Dawn LeKites. She called it a “privilege” to deliver the donations each year.

All the donations – for men and women – will go to Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans, which provides affordable housing and supportive services for vets in need.

“Each year I keep thinking it will trail off a little bit because people would give their coats, and that’s it. But it keeps getting bigger each year,” LeKites said.

Volunteers will deliver the coats to the Wilmington headquarters, where the DCHV will disperse to people across the state.

“I’m always amazed. In 300 coats we had last year, I think I had to take one out because it had spots on it [although it was still clean]. That’s a pretty good record,” LeKites said.

This comes at the end of a successful children’s coat drive by Selbyville Police Department.