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Durham group collecting coats for needy families

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Every week, Welcome Baby opens its doors for a Giving Closet, where moms pick up their necessities. Every week, Welcome Baby opens its doors for a Giving Closet, where moms pick up their necessities.
DURHAM, N.C. -

With the temperatures dropping, a local group is helping to ensure that families in need can keep their children warm.

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center, based in Durham, helps pregnant women and their young children by providing baby clothes, formula, diapers and other necessities. This time of year, the group provides warm coats for families in need.

Now through Dec. 31, Welcome Baby is collecting new and gently used coats at eight drop-off locations throughout the city.

"We're looking for newborn-size up to 7 and 8 in kids," explained Patience Mukelabai, parent educator with Welcome Baby. "We're hoping to capitalize on the holiday spirit so people will give."

Last year, Welcome Baby collected more than 200 coats and 6,000 diapers during its coat drive.

Every week, Welcome Baby opens its doors for a Giving Closet, where moms pick up their necessities.

Drop-off locations:

  • Durham County Main Library
    300 N. Roxboro Rd.
  • East Regional Library
    211 Lick Creek Ln.
  • North Regional Library
    221 Milton Rd.
  • South Regional Library
    4505 S. Alston Ave.
  • Southwest Regional Library
    3605 Shannon Rd.
  • Durham County Cooperative Extension
    721 Foster St.
  • Self Help Credit Union
    301 W. Main St.
  • Durham County Human Services Complex
    400 E. Main St.

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