Local Girl & Businesses Hold Clothing Drive

Created: October 05, 2019 10:45 PM

Local Duluth businesses came together to run a clothing drive for those in need, And it's all inspired by a 10-year-old girl. Many community members Friday and Saturday donated bags filled with clothing for kids in need before winter begins.

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Free ice cream was given to those who donated to raise awareness for the extremely cold temperatures those receiving the donated clothes endure. That's why the donation was called "Ice Cream Should Be Cold - Your Neighbors Should Not Be.

The idea for the event is from 5th grader Chloe Carr, whose philanthropic message inspired local businesses to help make her idea a reality. 

"It's just been my dream for a really long time and when I was little, I always wanted to help people," said 10-year-old Chloe Carr. "And it's just been something I've always wanted to do, and now it's happening."

All kinds of kids-sized coats, blankets, hats, and mittens were exchanged for ice cream because of Chloe's idea. 

Donations were dropped off at Ogston's Body and Paint on Central Entrance.

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