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'One Warm Coat' is all it takes

Washington County coat drive will help local residents stay warm this winter.

Time for a bit of closet cleaning.

The “One Warm Coat” drive has begun and now is the time to donate new or clean, gently used coats and jackets to those in need.

The need has never been greater and it's easy to help make sure no one goes without a coat this winter.

Washington County is collecting coats and will deliver the donated coats to family resource centers within Washington County.

Coats of all shapes sizes are welcome. To donate, bring coats and jackets to one of the following locations during regular business hours, through Nov. 30:

n Public Service Building lobby, 155 N. First Ave., Hillsboro (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

n Sheriff's Office headquarters, 215 S.W. Adams Ave., Hillsboro (Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

n Sheriff’s Office east precinct, 3700 S.W. Murray Boulevard, Beaverton (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

n Land Use and Transportation, 1400 S.W. Walnut St., Hillsboro (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

n Cornelius Police Department, 1311 N. Barlow St., Cornelius (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

n City of Banks, 13680 N.W. Main St., Banks (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need.

More than one million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since the program began in 1992.