Shipment of new winter coats for needy Kent, Sussex kids delayed

By Amy Cherry/Allan Loudell 1:41pm, January 18, 2013
Warehouse problems delay the distribution of thousands of winter coats to their new owners, needy children in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Paul Daigle with the Coats for Kids Foundation and Operation Warm tells WDEL the kids will have to wait until the end of next week to get their new winter jackets.

"Representatives from 28 schools in Kent and Sussex County will actually be coming to pick up orders of coats; some schools will have over 100 boxes of coats," Daigle says.

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2,500 hundred coats will go to needy children in lower Delaware next week.

Operation Warm is one of the largest non-profit providers of new winter coats for kids; they distribute more than 200,000 coats in 40 states, all from donation.

Daigle is working with the state Department of Education and the
Delaware Chapter of the Health Occupations of Students of America to hand out the coats.

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