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"Coats for Kids" Offers Free Winter Gear

Baihly Warfield
Updated: November 07, 2018 07:01 PM

SUPERIOR, Wis. - More than 1,000 coats are available for Twin Ports families in need. 

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The Salvation Army offers "Coats for Kids" every year, and this year, they had 1,480 coats donated. Capt. Jasen Elcombe said that does not include the hats, mittens, scarves and other winter items that are also available. 

He said it is a worthy effort for kids and families who need them. 

"Especially when you have these little kids who have growth spurts and then one year, they have a coat and by the next year, it doesn't fit them," Elcombe said. "So they can come back next year and get a new coat that will keep them through the winter pretty warm."

The coats and other gear are free to pick up at the Salvation Army in Superior. They will hand them out Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elcombe said you need to bring an ID because they want to make sure the clothes stay local. 

WDIO is proud to be a sponsor of "Coats for Kids."

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