Coat giveaway going on now

CHESTER — Hearts and Hands Thrift Store, located in the Chester Community Center (former Chester Elementary), is holding its annual coat giveaway.

The giveaway is currently underway for children and adults in need of a coat.

The group is also gearing up for the annual Christmas toy giveaway. Signups for the giveaway will take place from Oct. 9 to 13. Names of the first 100 children will be taken for the giveaway. To sign up call 740-667-6798 between 10 a.m. and noon during the week of Oct. 9. This will be the only week for signing children up for the giveaway.

The Thrift Store is open on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Clothing and household items are available. Good, clean toys are also being collected at the thrift store for the Christmas sale which is held the first Saturday in December. Those items can be dropped off during regular hours of operation or from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.