Cradles to Crayons Chicago collecting donations for winter coat drive

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's getting colder and "Cradles to Crayons Chicago" begins its annual "Gear up for winter" collection drive Monday.

The goal is to provide kids with new and like-new winter coats and other gear.

It runs through Saturday at 22 locations throughout the city and suburbs.

Most-needed items include winter coats and warm clothing sizes newborn to adult medium; winter boots sizes infant/toddler 5 to adult 10; winter hats, gloves, scarves; and pajamas sizes 2t to adult medium. Items can be new or like-new.

The initiative aims to serve 54,000 kids in the Chicago area.

For dropoff locations, visit cradlestocrayons.org.
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