is kicking off it's fifth annual "Coats for Kids" drive this week, where families are encouraged to donate "slightly used" coats in both the elementary and middle school lobbies.
The school has already - which are cleaned by - in previous drives, which were distributed to area shelters and agencies.
The continued success of the program stems from it's focus on chidren, teacher Kathleen Sullivan said. Kids grow out of their clothes quickly, meaning families often have an old jacket or coat taking up space in the back of the closet.
Still, the group accepts both adult, youth and infant jackets.
If you'd like to donate a coat, bring it to one of the drop boxes at Salemwood School, 529 Salem St., Malden, MA.
Please, only donate coats that are in good, wearable condition. Do not donate coats with broken zippers, stains or missing buttons.