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SVDP launches winter coat drive

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CATHEDRAL DEANERY — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati and WLWT News 5 announce the 9th annual “5 Cares Coat Drive” which begins on Monday, Oct. 18. Coat drive partners are Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, local fire departments and Starr Printing Services, Inc.

“For many local families, especially those with young children who have outgrown their coats from last year, there simply isn’t money in the budget this year to purchase new coats, which is why the 5 Cares Coat Drive is so important,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “We are hopeful that even in these difficult economic times, our community will again respond to this very basic need.”

St. Vincent de Paul distributes winter coats directly to local families, as well as providing them to other local agencies that work with those in need across the Tri-State. The drive relies on the generosity of area residents for the donation of new and gently used coats towards its goal of 4,000 coats.

Participating fire departments serving as drop off points include Anderson Township, Blue Ash, Colerain Township, Deerfield Township, Forest Park, Green Township, Hamilton, Harrison, Liberty Township, Little Miami, Loveland, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Montgomery, Mt. Healthy, Sharonville, Springdale, Springfield Township, West Chester, and Whitewater Township.
For a complete list of fire departments and stations as well as participating Gold Star Chili locations and Kemba Credit Union branches, go to www.SVDPcincinnati.org.

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