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Where To Donate Coats For Our Coats for Kids Drive

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NBC RIGHT NOW -- We just kicked off our 30th year of the Coats for Kids Drive. No matter where you live, whether it's in Yakima or the Tri-Cities. We promise you're close to one of our blue bins collecting coats.

You can find bins at 11 different Kadlec locations as well as Battelle, HAPO Credit Union, Roasters Coffee, Leisure Pool and Spa, Anderson Dental, Tower Plaza and Tri-City Cleaners, who washes all these coats, but that's not all; in Yakima we have bins at all six branches of Central Valley Bank, Bleyhl Country Store, Campbell and Company, and our newsroom at 216 West Yakima Avenue. 

This coats for kids drive has more to it than just coats. Namely, the School Challenge put on by Kadlec Medical Center. 15 schools in the Tri-Cities are going head to head to see who can donate the most coats. Kadlec is donating $200 to every school who gets 100 coats. And the school with the most coats overall wins $500! 

So parents, make sure you get your kids some coats to donate and help teach them an important lesson in the process. 

"I think we get caught up in this last paced world and don't stop and think how lucky we are to have the things that we do, the simple things," Jim Hall from Kadlec Medical Center said. "A place to sleep and a warm coat to wear. So I think the message and the lessons that it teaches our children, to help others, really probably is most meaningful."

Those 15 schools have until November 12th to gather coats. The Salvation Army is emphasizing heavy coats for the coldest winter days. 

There's a lot of names for donation bins to drop off those coats. To find out specifically where you drop off coats, look for the list of all the bin locations on our website. Just click on the Coats for Kids icon on the home page.

We want to see all these bins overflowing with coats!