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

Last year, the Coats for Kids drive collected 1,601 coats for children, well over their goal of 1,000. This year, Curtis Cleaners is working to collect more coats than last year so that they can deliver them to additional locations throughout West Michigan. The coats will be collected through November 30, and will be cleaned and delivered just in time to keep local children 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