The Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be collecting hats, mittens, coats, and other winter items as part of The Big Bundle Up - the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Annual Charity Drive.

Local residents are invited to drop off new hats, mittens, scarves, coats, sweaters, and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up campaign. The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program running Oct. 28 – Nov. 25, 2019.

In its ninth year, the program has collected 155,893 warm winter items to date to help families in need.

Donating warm winter items is the perfect way to give to Wisconsin families in need as winter approaches. A box will be located at the Real Racine Visitors Center - 14015 Washington Ave., Sturtevant for donors to drop off warm clothing items. All items donated at this location will be given to local community organizations in Racine County.

Other collection sites, including Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, are located throughout the state. Visit travelwisconsin.com for a full listing of donation sites.