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Coats for Connecticut tries to keep state residents warm

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

The seventh annual Coats for Connecticut collection kicks off Friday at all Best Cleaners locations throughout the state as it helps keep the state warm.

Connecticut residents are being asked to drop off gently-used coats and warm clothing at any Best Cleaners locations throughout the state. The employees at Best Cleaners will dry clean them and donate them to local Salvation Army centers.

"All the coats that come in will be cleaned, processed just like any other garment and then distributed to the Salvation Army," Best Cleaners President Shawn McCain said. 

The clothing will be collected and disturbed throughout the state from November to Jan. 4.

Here are the 11 drop off locations for Coats for Connecticut campaign: 

  • Best Cleaners, at 138 Mill St. in Berlin, 
  • Best Cleaners, 100 North St. in Bristol, 
  • Best Cleaners, 1 Lovely St. in Canton,
  • Best Cleaners, 1684 Farmington Ave. in Farmington,
  • Best Cleaners, 2759 Main St. in Glastonbury,
  • Best Cleaners, 522 South Main St. in Middletown,
  • Best Cleaners, 1088 Newfield St. in Middletown,
  • Best Cleaners, 94 Washington Ave. in North Haven,
  • Best Cleaners, 69 East St. in Plainville,  
  • Best Cleaners, 2349 Main St. in Rocky Hill,  
  • Best Cleaners, 292 Poqounock Ave. in Windsor,   

For directions to these locations, click here. 

WFSB’s Nicole Nalepa visited Best Cleaners in Glastonbury on Friday morning to help promote this event. 

"It's nice to be able to know that someone else is benefiting from them as well," Lynn Cumberton-Locke, of Manchester, said. 

Eyewitness News is one of the media sponsors. Eyewitness News has partnered with the Salvation Army, iHeartRadio and Young's Printing. 

Last year, more than 1,600 coats were distributed across the state through Coats for Connecticut.

For more information on Coats for Connecticut, click here.

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