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Collecting Coats For Homeless Vendors In OKC

As temperatures start to dip below freezing, an Oklahoma City advertiser is asking for the public's help to get coats to the men and women who sell The Curbside Chronicle on the streets.

Insight Creative Group held its first coat drive last year and received nearly 500 coats for the homeless.

ICG Content Manager Lisha Dunlap would love to see a repeat of the generosity she saw last year.

"I even had one woman show up who said her husband had passed away and she couldn't bring herself to clean out his closet until she heard about this. Then, she realised so many people could benefit from his coats, that she brought us all of his coats. We heard story after story like that."

The Curbside Chronicle provides a transition for homeless and low-income men and women to get back on their feet by selling the paper on the side of the road for two dollars.

ICG is collecting coats at its office at 19 NE 9th Street, with a coat rack outside the door for after-hour deposits. They will even come pick up coats, if needed.

Jewelry store Kendra Scott is also helping with 15-percent discounts in exchange for any coats brought in by November 20th.

Michael Cross is the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
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