The Neighbors' Place Executive Director Tom Rau, left, stands with coat drive organizer Terry Blumberg at The Neighbors' Place along with the coats Blumberg collected.
For the fifth year, a local server is organizing cold weather gear donations at three area restaurants to give to The Neighbors' Place, and this year, he's kicking in even more of his own money for the cause.
Terry Blumberg last year collected about 400 coats and donated $1 out of his own pocket for every cold weather clothing item donated. This year, Blumberg will donate $1.50 per item and hopes to give $500.
Blumberg is a server at Chang Garden in Weston and Wausau and Mickey's Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Schofield. He relies mostly on word of mouth to bring in donations. Blumberg also plans to hit ...