Local group gives out clothes to keep people warm during cooler weatherSubmitted: 10/12/2015

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RHINELANDER - People will need to wear thicker clothes as the temperatures begin to drop. One Northwoods group wants to make sure everyone has enough clothes to stay warm.

Warm for Winter in Rhinelander hands out hundreds of pieces of donated clothes every year. The group says it'll have everything people need for the winter.

"Anything that touches your body, we have –from your feet to the top of your head, bedding, socks and underwear, jackets and coats and tops, sweaters and night clothes, boots and shoes," says Warm for Winter co-chair Jan Leschke.

The group had its first distribution of the year last month. Many people stopped by to stock up for the winter.

"We had 235 people -which was a lot," says co-chair Willcox. "We'll have to see what happens [Tuesday] night when we try a week night."

The group usually holds its distributions on Saturdays, but it's looking to expand so more people can get the clothes they need.

"We need to be open a little more to get rid of all this stuff we have," says Willcox.

"Well, and because of all the people who maybe work on Saturday mornings [who] can't come, so this gives them an option," says Leschke.

The distribution will be Tuesday night at Friendly Village in Rhinelander.

The group doesn't ask for any proof of income so anyone can come and pick up some clothes.

"Not just people from Rhinelander or Oneida County," says Leschke. "Everyone in the whole world is welcome to come and we wish they would."

Story By: Karolina Buczek

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