Wal-Mart in Union and ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) are working together to accept donations of coats/jackets and toys for children this Christmas.

Representatives from ALIVE will be in front of the Union Wal-Mart with information on this drive and also about ALIVE on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through Dec. 22. Customers can purchase these items and then place them in a box, which is located near the ice machine.

ALIVE will make sure that these items are given to the children the agency serves in Franklin County.

For more information, call ALIVE at 636-583-9863.