We might live in Texas, but it still gets a bit chilly and the less fortunate need our help.

A press release from the City of Temple is imploring the community to donate necessities for the cold weather encroaching. We've had a pretty mild winter thus far, but living in Texas we all know that could change in an instant.

The City of Temple’s Housing & Community Development Department and the Temple Public Library are putting together Cold Weather Care Kits for those in need.

“We’re asking our community to come together to help provide these essential items for members of our community,” said Nancy Glover, director of Housing & Community Development. “These kits will provide some much-needed warmth this winter.”

Donations of the following items will be accepted through the end of January:
•    Socks
•    Scarves
•    Hats
•    Hand warmers
•    Lotion
•    Blankets
•    Lip Balm
•    Gloves

Only new items with tags will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off through Feb. 23 at the Library, 100 W. Adams Ave., during Curbside Service hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park in one of the dedicated curbside pickup parking spots and call 254-298-5556 once you arrive and an employee will be happy to accept your generous donations.

Cold Weather Care Kits will be distributed each Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 106 W. Ave. D, as supplies are available.

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