Coats now available for kids

By WEEK Producer

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Families in need of warm coats this winter no longer have to worry about how they will afford them.

The Children's Hospital of Illinois and the Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual Coats for Kids campaign.

Coats have been collected over the past few weeks, including here at our studios.

Monday through Friday, people can stop by the Salvation Army's Core Community Center to pick out new and gently used coats.

"If folks want to get a coat they need to show up with proof of their address. Their ID, medical card and copy of their birth certificate for their child," said Rich Draeger, Assistant Development Director of Salvation Army. "We'll have the entire gym filled with coats and they can shop at their leisure."

Those who cannot make it this week but still need a coat, can pick one up during Christmas assistance sign-up.

That begins Tuesday, November 12.

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