Nonprofit collecting coats for children in Youngstown area

City Kids Care is hoping the community around Youngstown can help them collect 3,000 new or gently-used coats

On Saturday, Real Life Church held its eighth annual Warm-Up Salem -- giving warm winter coats to anybody that needed them -- while new nonprofit Project Brightside took to the streets for its first giveaway.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown nonprofit City Kids Care launched a campaign to get donated coats for kids in the area, ahead of winter.

City Kids Care kicked off the “Operation Warm Kids” campaign. Organizers with the group hope the community will rally to donate 3,000 new or gently-used coats.

The coats will then be distributed to children in the Youngstown area.

Coats can be dropped off or mailed to 209 W. Woodland Ave. in Youngstown or 1319 Florencedale Ave., also in Youngstown.

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