Contact:  Marie Doll
  Phone: 630-293-7309
  Date 28 Apr 2005




The West DuPage Community Resource Center (WDCRC) is in the process of collecting coats for their “COATS FOR KIDS” Fall coat drive. One of the primary needs for many of the families the WDCRC serves is coats for their children. The WDCRC will be identifying those families in need and providing them with new or gently used coats.  The purpose of the West DuPage Community Resource Center is to provide residents of western DuPage County with charitable and educational programs to meet the needs of individuals and families; to provide information and referral services and practical assistance to strengthen and support individuals and families so they may function effectively in the community; and to partner with existing organizations and agencies.

Flexible Steel Lacing Company in conjunction with United Way of the DuPage Area participated in the Coats for Kids drive that is sponsored by the West DuPage Community Resource Center.   Flexible Steel Lacing employees contributed over 200 coats to those in need.

Flexible Steel Lacing is a long time supporter of United Way of the DuPage Area and their philanthropic goals are in line with United Way's mission to improve lives.  "We recognize an obligation to the communities in which we are privileged to work and support them through service, contributions, and processes which are environmentally responsible."

Flexible Steel Lacing Company and the West DuPage Community Resource Center continue to partner with United Way to focus on what matters – and create measurable, lasting impact in our communities.

Anyone interested in more information about the WDCRC coat drive, or sponsoring a coat drive or in donating new or gently used coats of all sizes, please contact Marie Doll – 630-293-7309, Board member of the WDCRC.

The Centers goal is to collect 2000 coats. Flexible Steel Lacing Company contributed over 10% of that goal.