Independent Bank formed a partnership with Curtis Cleaners of Lowell to collect coats for local children.

Last year, the Coats for Kids drive collected 156 coats for children. This year the goal is to collect 200 coats which will be cleaned and delivered, just in time to keep local children warm for winter fun.

Independent Bank will have 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, office manager of the Cascade office, at 616.949.2189 or visit