It may seem a little early to be talking about winter, but the Salvation Army wants to make sure families can stay warm in the coming months.

The organization kicked off its annual 'Coats for Kids' campaign Thursday.

They're asking the community to donate new or gently used coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and other winter clothing.

Despite the name of the donation drive, it's not just kids' clothing they're looking to collect.

"We always get requests for winter wear, that's something our social service workers get a lot. Like right now the requests are larger coats, XLs to XXXLs, men's gloves are really important too, lots of requests for those too, but there's always a need," said Nick Ragner of the Salvation Army.

The drive will run until November 8th and you can find bins at these locations:

-Salvation Army of La Crosse
-Union State Bank, West Salem
-All Kwik Trip locations in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem and Stoddard

Catholic Charities will begin distributing the items the day before the drive ends.