With the days starting to get colder as we head into the heart of autumn and brace for winter, a charitable organization in Adel is helping to make it warmer for people in need.

The Adel First Christian Church, located at the corner of Nile Kinnick Drive and Rapids Street next to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting a free coat giveaway this Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Anyone in need of coats, mittens, gloves, boots, and hats can show up and help themselves to the items provided. The event is open to anyone from central Iowa, not just Adel, and there are no questions asked. However, people are asked to only take one of each item for each member of their family. There will be sizes ranging from infant to adult, with clothing suitable for either gender.

The Adel First Christian Church hosts the coat drive each October, with a focus on making sure kids in the area have the protection from the cold they need. All items are donated by the community. For more information, contact the church at 515-993-4514.