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Coats for the Community drive underway

BEMIDJI--The annual United Way of Bemidji Area's Coats for the Community drive is underway, officials said Wednesday. Are residents can help by donating new or clean, gently used, men's, women's, infant's and children's coats and snowsuits. Winte...

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BEMIDJI-The annual United Way of Bemidji Area's Coats for the Community drive is underway, officials said Wednesday.

Are residents can help by donating new or clean, gently used, men's, women's, infant's and children's coats and snowsuits. Winter accessories, including boots, scarves, gloves and hats are also welcome. Organizers of the coat drive ask that you attach pairs of gloves or boots together before donating.

The following locations will be accepting donations through Wednesday, Oct. 3:

• Dress Club Cleaners

• JCPenney

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• Lueken's Village Foods North and South locations

• Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Lobby

Coats for the Community is one of United Way's community impact initiatives aimed to help meet the basic needs of those who may otherwise have to go without, while also helping

families become more financially stable, a release said.

The coats and winter accessories will be distributed 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N.

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