A local salon, The Purple Door, is hosting a coat drive for The Greenwood Soup Kitchen Ministry, Inc.

Owner Nancy McKelley is asking Greenwood residents to clean out their closets for the less fortunate and homeless this holiday season. People can donate used or new scarves, mittens, hats, sweats, blankets or any warm garments. She will continue to accept donations through Nov. 16. McKelley asks that clothing donated please be clean.

“We usually try to do something a couple times a year to help different places in Greenwood. We thought this year would be a good year to host a coat drive. My husband and I use to do it personally but he passed two years ago so I haven’t done it in a year or two,” said McKelley.

The Greenwood Soup Kitchen Ministry, Inc. doesn’t receive funding from government sources or the United Way, so it relies on canned food and clothing donations from locals.

“We didn’t want to donate to somewhere where people had to buy the items like the Salvation Army. We wanted to give it to an organization that would provide it to the less fortunate for free,” said McKelley.

For more information on The Purple Door’s coat drive, please contact Nancy McKelley at 864-229-9242.