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TrueNorth Community Services’ 29th annual Coats for Kids (& Adults) Distribution was Saturday at the TrueNorth Service Center in Fremont, Michigan.

Coats for Kids (& Adults) had served 421 children and adults as of Saturday afternoon, said Mike Voyt, Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator for TrueNorth.

“We expect to more than double figure by the time Coats for Kids (& Adults)’ donated coats and jackets are fully distributed,” he said.  “By having a coat that keeps them warm and safe, every child and adult gains comfort to help carry them through the wintry cold.”

For Newaygo County families in need who were unable to make the distribution, they can still pick up coats through Coats for Kids (& Adults) through noon November 8 at TrueNorth. Each individual must be present in person; they must either attend school or reside in Newaygo County; and participating adults must bring a photo ID.

A half dozen volunteers took part Saturday, with nearly 70 volunteers total for set up and the month-long coats drive at 12 sites in Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo and White Cloud, Voyt said. The groups and organizations volunteering included the Fremont and White Cloud Rotary Clubs, Fremont Christian School, NestlĂ© Gerber and Randy’s House.

Coats for Kids (& Adults) is supported, in part, by grants from The Gerber Foundation and the Fremont Area Community Foundation. The Burlington Coat Drive, which is done by Burlington in partnership with Delivering Good, and Operation Warm are affiliated program partners.

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