Courtesy Automotive group is calling it the "Warm Coats, Warm Hearts" Drive, and the concept is very simple: donate coats for needy individuals.

Each location of Courtesy Automotive will be a drop off area where anyone with gently used coats, or even new items, will be asked to drop them off so that women and children who use the services of Faith House will have something warm to wear during the next couple of months.  Donations of coasts, hats, gloves and scarves are being accepted now through January 31st.

Faith House, a shelter for abused women and children, offers women a shelter from the violence in their homes.  The program can offer much to women facing abuse.  They have a shelter, a general program for non-residents, an outreach program, a 24-hour crisis line and an education program.  If you would like to donate any of the items above you can contact any location of Courtesy Automotive.

“We’re are honored to do our small part in keeping everyone in our community warm this winter season,” said Paul Stroderd, General Manager of Courtesy Automotive Group.

Donations are currently being accepted at each Courtesy dealership in Lafayette, Abbeville, Breaux Bridge, New Iberia, Franklin, Morgan City and St. Martinville. All donations will be collected at each location then donated to Faith House.

Courtesy Automotive Group consists of eight local dealerships where you can drop off items:  Courtesy GMC Buick & Courtesy Cadillac in Lafayette, Courtesy GMC Buick in Abbeville, Courtesy Ford Lincoln in Breaux Bridge, Courtesy Cadillac GMC in New Iberia, Courtesy Chevrolet GMC Buick in Franklin, Courtesy Toyota Mazda in Morgan City and Courtesy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in St. Martinville.