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Beloit fire fighters to donate new coats to area children

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BELOIT (WREX) -

More than 125 children from low-income families will be outfitted with brand new winter coats thanks to Beloit firefighters.

Firefighters have partnered with Operation Warm, a national, non-profit organization that has provided new coats to 1.5 million children in need.

Firefighters fundraise to personally fit each child, help select their favorite color, and write their name in the interior tag of their new coat, which reads "Made Just for You."

The event will take place Friday at Merrill Elementary School during the first scheduled Family Movie Night.

Firefighters worked closely with Beloit Public Schools to select Merill Elementary School based on its high percentage of children qualifying for different support programs.


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