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December 8, 2012

ABBA coat drive picks up steam

Gainesville — More than 25 local businesses and institutions are currently serving as drop-off points for a coat drive in operation through Friday.

Coats collected will initially be donated to people in need — and the remainder will be sold at a profit benefiting Cooke County’s All Babies Born Alive (ABBA) organization.

Coat drive organizer David Hampton said he expects the donation drive to generate roughly 1,200 coats, which is routine.

“We’ve already had 150 people pick up coats and take them,” he said Friday. “And for people who need coats? It’s going to be cold next week, so we’ve got coats and we’re cleaning them and giving them away.”

During the season of the annual drive, Hampton uses his Dry Clean Super Center to clean all donated coats before passing them along to ABBA representatives.

This free cleaning service has a value of around $10,000. Hampton said he isn’t reimbursed for providing this, but the coat drive and ABBA’s pro-life operative give him personal satisfaction.

“It’s a total community effort,” he said Friday. “Whatever money they get goes toward helping young mothers.”

Through Friday, donors can deliver coats to Dry Clean Super Center, Cooke County Sheriff’s Department, Ken Blanton Insurance, the office of Dr. Mark Gibbs, American Bank of Texas, Red River Motor Sports, Hutcherson Insurance, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, the North Central Texas College agriculture department, the Muenster and Gainesville branches of Muenster State Bank, First State Bank, the Lindsay Letter, the Gainesville Daily Register, Walmart, Gainesville ISD campuses, Lora’s Florist, Glenn Polk Autoplex, KGAF’s radio station, Edward Jones, North Texas Medical Center, Petroflex, Advanced Pedestals, Crossroads Baptist Church and Whaley United Methodist Church.

 

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