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Coats for Kids donations delivered

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

We've already felt a bit of a chill in the air as autumn is upon us--and as winter approaches, some local kids won't have to worry about keeping warm.

Reliable Pest Control delivered giant bags full of coats for the Coats for Kids campaign on Thursday afternoon. Now, the real work begins, as volunteers sort, clean and size hundreds of donated coats. Those involved with the coat drive say their work is a necessity.

"Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that don't have the means of basic needs, such as a winter coat, which can be kind of costly, especially if you have a family of multiple numbers," said Deb Beebe, Co-chair for the Altrusa Coat Drive.  "So each year, we have given away over a thousand coats, hats, gloves and mittens."

Deege says they still need coats for young boys, as they typically run out of those. You still have time to donate: click here for information on remaining dropoff locations.

Coats will be distributed at the Masonic Lodge at 5th and Jersey in Quincy on October 26th from 8 AM to 1 PM.  Anyone is welcome, but you are asked to make sure the person who needs a coat is actually there, in order to make sure the coat fits properly.

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