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Packers collecting Coats for Kids at September 24 game against Bengals

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers’ annual Coats for Kids collection will take place Sunday, September 24, at Lambeau Field prior to the Green Bay Packers-Cincinnati Bengals game. Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to donate new and gently used winter coats for distribution to needy children through area Salvation Army units.

Cash donations will be accepted as well.

The Salvation Army will be collecting coats and cash donations at locations around the Lambeau Field parking lots beginning at 11:25 a.m.

The Salvation Army and several area cleaners – Lindeman’s Cleaning, Royal Cleaners and Martinizing Dry Cleaning Service – are again leading the seasonal effort to collect coats. Coats can be dropped off at the participating cleaners, at local Salvation Army locations, as well as at the locations listed at http://www.sagreenbay.org/green_bay/coatsforkids, in addition to being brought to Sunday’s game.

Collections at the game will take place until kickoff and the number of coats collected will be announced during the second half of the game.

Last year, the Coats for Kids collection garnered more than 450 coats and $10,000 in cash donations prior to the Packers-Cowboys game.

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