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Pat's Coats for Kids Officially Underway - Friday, November 2, 2012
BATON ROUGE - With the cold weather quickly approaching, WBRZ has kicked off the annual "Pat's Coats for Kids" coat drive.

Now through Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, "Pat's Coats for Kids" will collect any children's or adult's size coats or monetary donations for needy children in our area.
In 24 years, "Pat's Coats for Kids" and the Baton Rouge community have together collected more than 195,000 coats to meet the challenge of keeping the children in our area warm during the winter.  New or clean used coats may be dropped off at any location of the YMCA of the Capital Area, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, EMR or Coldwell Banker One. Children and adult sizes are needed.  If you do not have a coat to give you can still help; monetary donations are greatly appreciated.
Donate by Check
Checks can be made out to "Pat's Coats for Kids" and mailed or dropped off at the following locations: 
  - WBRZ-TV, 1650 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
  - All Neighbors Federal Credit Union locations (Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Prairieville, Central, Denham Springs and Zachary)
Donate Online or Via Text
  - Credit card donations can be made on's Pat's Coats for Kids page
  - Text the keyword "Coats" to 56512 on your cell phone. Message and data rates may apply.

Additionally, WBRZ will host the fourth annual "Pack the Pod" day on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Wal-Mart on College Drive. Together we will attempt to pack a portable-on-demand storage unit with new coats, used coats, and monetary donations.


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