For the 5th year, Lydia Gable of Keller Williams Realty and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group will hold their annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village. This year, the event is a week early — the idea is to benefit kids that need coats more than ever due to the particularly cold temperatures the area has been experiencing.

Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. they will have the annual coat collection and are having a “huge truck load of snow delivered for the day, This community event is a great opportunity to bring the whole family for complimentary snow play and sledding, coffee and smoothies, and winter crafts.”

They simply ask you to “bring new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes, including coats, sweaters, hoodies, mittens/gloves, winter hats and scarves, to benefit Casa Pacifica in Camarillo – a facility that provides emergency shelter, medical assessment and treatment, and a host of other services to children removed from their homes for abuse and neglect. The agency also provides community-based interventions for children and families in need.”

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Last year, 1400+ winter articles of clothing were donated – coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves. “Casa Pacifica expects to care for and help more than 4,000 children this year, and struggling families,” say Lydia and Rick. “Your coat donation will help Casa Pacifica provide these children and their families a warm, basic necessity for the cold winter months ahead.”

If you are unable to share in the Winter Coat Drive fun but would like to donate, please contact Lydia or Rick to make other arrangements. Lydia Gable, Keller Williams, 818.383.4335, or Rick Winters, Winters Financial Group, 805.497.1717,

Casa Pacifica is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.