Winter Exchange provides winter warmth for those in need

SHELLEY — It’s getting colder, and not everyone has the winter clothing they need. Organizers of the Winter Exchange hope to remedy that.

The Winter Exchange is located behind the fountain on State Street in Shelley. Those with like-new winter clothing are encouraged to hang it up on the fence for anyone who needs it.

“We had an amazing response (last year),” Kim Adams, Winter Exchange organizer, told Community Pioneer. “As far as I can tell we gave away over 70 coats.”

This year, Adams said the Winter Exchange began Nov. 2.

“It stays up as long as we see people are bringing coats and coats are leaving,” Adams said. “As long as there’s a need, we’ll keep it up.”

Any like-knew winter clothing, including coats, hats, gloves, boots and scarves are all acceptable donations. Adams said there are some hangers available at the fence, but suggested people bring their own. Just in case.

“It’s just a really easy way to do service in the community,” Adams said. “You don’t have to have money to do it. If you already have the items and want to give them to someone in need, people know that this is a place where they can get a winter coat.”

The Winter Exchange was partly organized through Just Serve. According to, Just Serve is a free service provided by The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where service projects and volunteer opportunities can be posted and shared. Anyone interested in volunteering or providing service can visit and search for projects in their area.

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