The Department of Recreation and Parks is launching a “Coats for Kids” campaign this month to help children in need throughout Anne Arundel County this winter. Beginning with the opening of the Quiet Waters Park Ice Rink on November 10, donated items will be collected through December 8 and will be distributed by the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services to children in need.
“I’m pleased that our Department of Recreation and Parks is offering this wonderful opportunity for community members to lend assistance to local children this winter season,” said County Executive Laura Neuman.
The “Coats for Kids” campaign will accept new or gently used clean winter coats, gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves for children from infants to teens. The goal is to collect over 100 coats and additional winter items that will benefit children in our county this winter.
Donated items may be dropped off at the Ice Rink office at the Quiet Waters Park Visitor Center, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. Ice Rink hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In appreciation of support, citizens who donate can enter to win a (1) 30-visit coupon pass to the Ice Rink at Quiet Waters Park.
The Quiet Waters Park Ice Rink will open for the season on Monday, November 10, weather permitting. The ice rink offers a pleasant and safe family environment to enjoy ice-skating outdoors. Skates, helmets and walkers are available, and skates can also be sharpened on site. A party room is also available for birthday parties and get-togethers.
Please visit www.aacounty.org/RecParks/ or our Facebook page for more information.