New Coats Mean a Warm Holiday for Kids

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AKRON, Ohio — The holidays will be a little warmer for hundreds of area children who are receiving new coats.

Many were given out Thursday at Crouse Community Learning Center on Diagonal Road in Akron.

Coats for Kids partnered with Gov. John Kasich’s office and a private foundation.

All together, $100,000 was used to buy some 2,000 coats, all of which are made in America.

A total of 880 coats will be distributed on Thursday and Friday to kids in the Akron area.

Friday’s distribution will be at Mason Elementary.

The principal there said some of the students arrive at school with no coat at all and must wear multiple sweatshirts to stay warm.

Firefighters from Local 330 in Akron are helping with the distribution.

Additional coats were distributed in the Cleveland area in November.

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