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The Elgin Fire Department is holding a holiday winter clothing drive

The Elgin Fire Department is holding a holiday winter clothing drive


ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — A suburban fire department is stepping up to turn up the heat this holiday season.

The Elgin Fire Department is hosting a winter clothing drive that will continue until Christmas.

So far they have collected 400 coats and are still looking for additional donations to help those in need.

“We collect coats for all people in need, both adults and children. Anyone who can donate something will be distributed to the families, the individuals who need it most,” said Capt. William Nangle.

Although they’ve already collected hundreds of coats, Nangle says the department is on track to meet this year’s goal.

“I would like to see us get to 600 coats if we could. It would really benefit the citizens of Elgin,” he said.

In addition to the coat, other items are accepted:

  • Gently used coats, warm winter jackets, parkas and coats (make sure they are clean and free of missing buttons or broken zips).
  • Gently used boots and snow pants.
  • New gloves, mittens, hats and scarves.

These items can be left at one of the following locations:

  • 550 Summit St.
  • 650 Big Timber Rd.
  • 2455 Royal Blvd.
  • 599 S. McLean Blvd.
  • 804 Villa St.
  • 707 W. Chicago St.
  • 3270 Longcommon Pkwy.

If you’d like to help, you can drop off donations via contactless delivery at any of Elgin’s seven fire stations. Residents can leave items at the front door, ring the doorbell or knock and firefighters will collect the items.


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