17 Wing Winnipeg: Koats For Kids Campaign 2016

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Winnipeg is not really a place known for having mild winters.

Many children across Canada and specifically in Manitoba would love to be able to go outside year round and play, but are unable to simply because it is too cold.

For over 25 years, United Way of Winnipeg has run what is known as the Koats for Kids Campaign. Donations of lightly used children’s winter clothing have been dropped off at Winnipeg Fire Department stations and Perth’s Drycleaners since 1989. Other local businesses, agencies and groups have jumped on board since that time, including our own 17 Wing Fire Department, which has been collecting donations now for over 10 years.

—The Voxair

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