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Winter coats, gear being collected until October 18

United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties reminds the public that the annual coat collection will run through Friday, October 18.

Gently used coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and boots are being accepted and can be dropped off at the United Way office located at 503 Hawthorne Street, Alexandria.

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Distribution of winter outerwear will be ongoing throughout the year. There will not be one specific distribution date.

Anyone seeking a coat or winter gear is invited to stop into United Way any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.