Independent Bank is partnering with Curtis Cleaners of Lowell to collect coats for local children and veterans.

Last year, the Coats for Kids drive collected 852 coats for children. This year’s goal is to collect at least 1,000 coats. The coats will be collected through December 1, and will be cleaned and delivered just in time to keep local children and veterans warm for the winter.

Independent Bank has several West Michigan offices available as drop off locations through the end of the year. For more information on drop off locations or on the Coats for Kids program, please contact Laura McDowell, banking office manager of the Cascade office, at 616.949.2189 or visit