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Park Rapids American Legion is collecting winter gear for children

The Park Rapids American Legion is accepting donations of winter clothes in new or gently used condition now through Nov. 11 to give to families in need.

Pair of red mittens
Donations of winter gear in good condition may be dropped off at the American Legion in Park Rapids now through Nov. 11 and will be given to families who sign up for Toys for Girls and Boys and Tiny Tots.
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Colder weather has arrived, and the Park Rapids American Legion is accepting donations of winter clothes in new or gently used condition now through Nov. 11 to give to families in need. All sizes from infant through adult (for teenagers) are needed.

Jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves and mittens that are donated will be distributed at no charge to families who come to sign their children up for the Toys for Girls and Boys and Tiny Tots Christmas giving program at the American Legion from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.

The American Legion has partnered with the Toys for Girls and Boys and Tiny Tots program by hosting the sign up for about five years as part of their community outreach.

There will be a box for clothing donations in the bar area of the American Legion, where they may be dropped off between noon and 8 p.m. Once the toy drive begins, the Legion will also have a box for collecting donated new toys to give to families in need.

Bar manager Dawn Batcho is helping coordinate the clothing donations for Toys for Girls and Boys and Tiny Tots.

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Toys for Girls and Boys and Tiny Tots will hold sign-up sessions on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.

Related Topics: AMERICAN LEGIONPARK RAPIDSHUBBARD COUNTY
Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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