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Clothing pantry keeps people "Warm for Winter"Submitted: 11/30/2019
Maya Reese
Maya Reese
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mreese@wjfw.com

Clothing pantry keeps people
RHINELANDER - Cold winter conditions mean people need to dress properly and bundle up.

An event today in Rhinelander helped those who can't afford to buy warm clothing for the holiday season. Warm for winter's giveaway included winter attire such as coats, hats, scarves, and boots. Carla Chropkowski has volunteered for this event for the past few years. She sees the importance of giving back to the community during the cold weather.

"Not everybody can afford appropriate winter clothing and we don't ask any information about your financial need. You just come and take what you need," said Chropkowski.


Warm for winter assists nearly one thousand people in the Northwoods every year. Coordinator Jan Leschke says she enjoys physically seeing how this event impacts lives.
"We had a little girl in here that didn't have anything on her feet except her pajamas, so we got boots for her.," said Leshcke. "There's stories all the time and we're helping people and that's what it's all about."

Warm for winter takes place at Friendly Village the last Saturday of every month until February.


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