RHINELANDER - An annual program in Rhinelander that helps people prep for winter without breaking the bank will start up again this week.
Warm for Winter allows people to pick out donated clothes and other necessities for free.
Organizer Jan Leschke says they've been working every week to make sure all the clothes, shoes, and other items are sorted and ready for shoppers.
Leschke believes Warm for Winter has served about 11,000 people in its 11 years.
"We never expected it to be this great, and we are so happy and thrilled because all these things that we have are things that won't be going in the landfill," said Leschke.
People aren't required to provide information about their income or where they live.
"Everyone is welcome, not just Rhinelander people. Anyone," said Leschke. "My partner, Gail Willcox, always says the queen of England could come if she wanted to, so anyone can come."
Warm for Winter is open from 10 a.m. to noon and is held the last Saturday of every month from September to February.
It's located at the Friendly Village off Boyce Drive.