Donate your coat and cold weather accessories to someone in need. The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is accepting donations from Oct. 3-14 at the United Way Office, 503 Hawthorne Street, Alexandria. Items needed: winter coats, hats, warm gloves, mittens, snowpants and boots. All sizes needed. Please make sure items are warm, washed and have working zippers. Coat distribution will happen Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 24-28 at the United Way Office.

Need a coat or cold weather gear? During the dates of Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 24-28, the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties, located at the United Way Office, 503 Hawthorne Street, Alexandria, will have items available: winter coats, hats, warm gloves, mittens, snowpants and boots for adults and children. Available free of charge.