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Coats for Kids Drive has begun

United Way of Otter Tail County and Kinship of the Perham Area's 26th Annual Coats for Kids Drive started this week.

Participants may donate new or gently used coats, winter hats, mittens and boots to help local children in need stay warm for the winter.

Items may be dropped off in Perham at Calvary Lutheran Church, at 619 3rd Ave. SW, or at United Methodist Church, at 223 4th Ave. SE. Donation dates began July 16 and will run through August 19. 

United Way's mission is to improve lives in Otter Tail County by mobilizing the caring powers in the community. United Way provides support to programs in Otter Tail County that improve the financial stability, education and health of residents.

For more information, visit or call the United Way office at 218-736-5147.