Gearhart - In an effort to help the homeless and those in need during the winter months, the local offices of Windermere Cronin and Caplan Realty Group will be again this year collecting coats and blankets now through Dec. 19.

Melissa Eddy, coat and blanket drive coordinator for Windermere in Gearhart, asks that people bring new or gently used adult- and children-size coats and blankets to the Windermere office at 588 Pacific Way in Gearhart any day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, call (503) 440-3258 for a list of drop-off locations.