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'He loves going every year to get a coat'

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East Texans are making sure no child is left cold this winter.

PATH is gearing up for their annual Coats for Kids drive to benefit the children of Smith County.

People will be able to donate gently used coats, hats and gloves so that children can stay warm during the winter.

Jair Egan is eight-years-old.

For the last four years, he and his parents have gone to the Coats for Kids drive where they get him a coat

"He loves going every year to get a coat.I think it makes him feel like he's part of the Coats for Kids' drive I mean he just loves it every year," says mom, Kimberly Egan.

"I always hope that it really gets cold, to remind people how it feels to stand outside without a coat to stand on the playground or to stand at a bus stop and not have a coat on," says Becky Duncan, PATH.

Throughout the month of October, PATH collects new and gently used coats, as well as accepts donations, to purchase coats for the kids in Smith County.

Donating couldn't be easier, all you have to do is go through your closets and pick out coats that your kids no longer use or have outgrown.

Then drop them off at one of the ten dry cleaning locations. They clean them for you and PATH picks them up.

Last year they gave out more than 3700 coats.

Dry Cleaning Locations:

1. Dry Clean Super Center
7202 S. Broadway, Tyler

2. Eagle Cleaners
404 Hwy. 110 South, Whitehouse

3. Hart's Cleaners
12912 Hwy. 155 South, Tyler
5502 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler
3710 Troup Hwy.,Tyler
6420 S. Broadway, Tyler
12441 Hwy. 64 East, Tyler (Chapel Hill)

4. Lindale Cleaners
406 S. Main, Lindale

5. Lucky's Cleaners
240 SSW Loop 323, Tyler
12856 Hwy. 155 South, Tyler

6. Regency Cleaners
5920 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler
122 W. Amherst, Tyler

7. Shannon's Cleaners
2012 W. Gentry Pkwy., Tyler

8. West Gentry Dry Cleaners
2224 W. Gentry Pkwy., Tyler

9. VIP Cleaners
2631 University, Tyler
4723 Troup Hwy., Tyler
5008 Paluxy, Tyler
904-A Main St., Lindale
16990 FM 2493, Flint

10. The Cleaning Company
3923 Troup Hwy., Tyler
510 Ssw Loop 323, Tyler
4200 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler
2704 Fifth Street, Tyler
120 Troup Hwy., Tyler
15852 FM 2493, Tyler (old J'Ville Hwy.)

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