Tri-Creek Lumber and Hardware is sponsoring its sixth annual Winter Coat Drive through Dec. 29, also collecting new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. Coats will be distributed to area churches and St. Jude House in Crown Point. New or gently used clean winter coats in all sizes are being accepted at Tri-Creek Lumber from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Some recipients may not have the means to wash coats, so please donate clean coats. Coats for school age children are the most often requested sizes.