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Sheriff James R. Metts

Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Coats for Kids

In two weeks, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department resident deputies and code enforcement officers will begin accepting donations on Monday, December 2 of new or lightly used winter coats, gloves and hats for Lexington County children who are in need of assistance.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said donations of winter coats, gloves and hats for the fourth annual Coats for Kids drive will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16. Coats, gloves and hats will be provided to Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS).

The Sheriff’s Department will deliver donated winter coats, gloves and hats at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18 to LICS, 216 Harmon Street, Lexington, Metts said. LICS will distribute the coats, gloves and hats to children.

Three Fountains Resident Deputy Stacey Gadson is coordinating Coats for Kids, Metts said. Citizens who have questions concerning Coats for Kids can contact Gadson on his voicemail at (803) 785-0801 or via e-mail at

New or lightly used coats, gloves and hats can donated at the following locations:

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington

North Region Service Center, 111 Lincreek Drive, Columbia

South Region Service Center, 102 Airport Road, Pelion

West Region Patrol District Headquarters, 4079-B Augusta Highway, Gilbert

Tri-City Leisure Center, 485 Brooks Avenue, West Columbia

Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia

Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin

Coats for Kids reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.


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