More than 13,000 coats have been distributed as part of this year's Coats 4 Kids drive, organizers from Colvin Cleaners said Thursday.That is more than double the number distributed last year.
The annual effort to provide coats, hats, gloves and scarves for local children in need collected and distributed more coats than in any other previous year, Colvin Cleaners President and CEO Paul A. Billoni announced.
A then-record 5,350 coats were distributed last year.
Several area businesses and organizations donated cash which was used to buy new coats, as well as making other donations. More than 1,000 coats and winter items were donated to True Bethel Baptist Church's coat and clothing ministry.