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Coat drive reaching its goal and you can help

December 16, 2006

Albany - - A coat drive has reached a huge milestone thanks to people like you who donate to its cause. 

The One Warm Coat project reached the 1,000 coats mark today. The coat drive is sponsored by Central Monitoring Security Systems.

It's a national effort to collect gently used coats to keep people less fortunate warm this winter. Chick Filet put flyers in customers bags informing them about the drive.

"My daughter eats here all the time she just came home with a little thing that they had given her saying they were collecting coats for the Food Bank and we have coats that we don't wear anymore in good shape. I thought what a great cause I'll just take our extra coats up there and know they're going to go through the Food Bank to someone who needs them," says Donor Peggy Meyer VonBremen.

The coat drive will go through January. You can donate a coat at any Albany Fire station.

There's also a drop-box at WALB-TV. Coats can be dropped off at our front entrance Monday through Friday.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=coatdrive/bs

 

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