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Coats for Kids: Bringing out the Barrels

The campaign starts Monday, September 16 and runs through Friday, October 25.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 6:40 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 6:45 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- On a gloomy day in the Rogue Valley. A number of red barrels are being dropped off at places throughout Southern Oregon.

"So this is for you guys, it has a phone number for you to call if the bags fill up.
We will come pick it up,” Christian Mengel with NEWSWATCH 12 said.

Those big red barrels are all a part of NEWSWATCH 12's Coats for Kids Campaign.

"It’s a good feeling to know that we can be a part of something that's bigger than us," Mike Scott Clinic manager for Providence Urgent Care said.

All month long you can drop off winter coats in one of these big red barrels and then the coats will be given to kids in need.

“It’s a great community involvement and getting everybody to contribute and keeping the kids warm this year. It just brings everybody together as a community," Matthew Flynn, Assistant Store Manager for Walmart said.

You can find barrels at Grange Co-op, Walmart, Providence Urgent Care, and the Rogue Valley Mall, just to name a few.

"It’s an opportunity for us to be able to give back to the community. There are a lot of individuals out there that this time of year there is a need and we are just grateful to be a part of that."

These big red barrels may be empty now, but the goal is to fill them up.

"We filled this bin probably a half a dozen times at least so we are hoping to get above that this year,” Andy Sakraida the store manager for Grange Co-op in South Medford.

The more coats, the more kids you can impact and keep warm.

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