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Warm for Winter dressed nearly 1,000 families this seasonSubmitted: 02/25/2018
Warm for Winter dressed nearly 1,000 families this season
Story By Phylicia Ashley

RHINELANDER - A clothing drive in Rhinelander helped nearly 1,000 families stay warm this season.
Warm for Winter gave families the chance to shop every last Saturday of the month since September.
This was the first time Samantha Coleman stopped by Warm for Winter.
She said she's heard about it for the last five years, but went this weekend because her kids are growing out of their clothes too quickly.

"It's really awesome that they do think of other people and their communities, because that's what makes a family. [It's] the community at the end of the day," said Coleman.
The clothing drive had clothes and toys for all ages.


Organizer Jan Leschke said seeing families walk in with empty hands, but walking out with bags of clothes they need made all the work worth it this season.
"Made me feel well land happy that we could help so many people to stay warm. And when you see the faces on the people it just makes me feel good," said Leschke. 

Warm for Winter is held at the Friendly Village in Rhinelander.
To donate or find out more about the fundraiser call Leshke at at 715-362-7157.


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