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WINTER COATS SOUGHT FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

Winter coats for needy children will be distributed at four area sites under the "Coats 4 Kids" campaign sponsored by WIVB-TV.

Sites and dates are:

Capital Cleaners, 1227 Main St., Niagara Falls -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

Hamburg Village Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15.

St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1298 Main St., Buffalo -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.

Colvin Cleaners, 2375 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

In order to receive a coat, a benefit card and photo ID will be required for the parent or guardian, and for the child one of the following: birth certificate, Social Security card, Medicaid card or benefit card.

Last year, 14,650 coats were donated and cleaned for free by National Cleaners Association participating cleaners and distributed by the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

People wishing to donate a like-new coat or jacket should call Channel 4 at 874-4410 during business hours for the name of a cleaner in their neighborhood.

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