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Capitals Collect Hundreds of Coats at Annual Coat Drive

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals, DHL and Classic Rock 94.7 The Arrow collected hundreds of coats at the Capitals’ sixth annual coat drive at Verizon Center Friday, Nov. 17. Fans were encouraged to bring a warm, clean winter coat and in exchange received a Dainius Zubrus poster. All contributions are being delivered by DHL to Coalition for the Homeless and SERVE, Inc.

 
The Capitals have helped provide coats for nearly 14,000 people during the six years of hosting this drive. Charities that have received coat donations include Center City Community Corporation, Coalition for the Homeless, Mary’s House, My Sister’s Place, Baptist Home for Children and Families, Crossway Community, Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Charities/St. Vincent de Paul Society, Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative, Easter Seals Children’s Center, S.O.M.E. and Serve, Inc.
 
Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. It is dedicated to the principle that decent shelter, sufficient food, affordable housing and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since its inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.
 
SERVE, Inc. is a nonprofit community organization that is dedicated to strengthening the Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park community through comprehensive programs and partnerships that provide basic needs and promote economic independence for homeless and underprivileged individuals and families.
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