Johnson County Christmas Bureau looking for winter coats for families in need

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - The Johnson County Christmas Bureau is collecting coats for families in need. The organization needs 8,000 new or gently-worn coats for its annual holiday shop for low-income families in Johnson County.

This year, they're serving more families than ever before.

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"Poverty is growing so rampantly in Johnson County that each year, we're sending out more and more applications, and all of our applications were filled by last Friday," said Barb McNeile with the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.

The bureau hopes people will look in their closets and find coats to donate. They especially need children's sizes.

The organization is also in need of groceries, including canned goods, peanut butter, boxed dinners, flour and sugar. Personal care items, toys, adult gifts and monetary donations and gift cards are also needed.


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