• Steve's Coats for Kids helps little girl find perfect winter jacket

    By: Steve Udelson

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9’s chief meteorologist Steve Udelson, is once again leading his annual Steve’s Coats for Kids drive to help bring warm winter coats to children in the Charlotte area.

    While getting a new coat may not be a big deal for a lot of kids, it is for 11-year-old Ja’Quashia and her five brothers and sisters.

    Channel 9 was with the family at Crisis Assistance Ministry, where the family was able to go through the donations and pick out just the right coat.

    “It matches by school color, and I look nice in it,” Ja’Quashia said when she picked out a coat just right for her.

    All of the coats have been donated through the Steve’s Coats for Kids drive, and for some families, it’s the only way kids get warm winter coats.

    JaQuashia’s mother said paying the bills is challenging every month.

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    “I didn’t really know where I was gonna get coats,” JaQuashia’s mother said.

    But at Crisis Assistance Ministry, her children were able to get coats that they like and that fit.

    “I’m just thankful for them to have a coat and I’m pretty sure they’re thankful too because it’s cold out there,” JaQuashia’s mother said.

    Anyone can donate new and gently used coats at Ashley Homestore, Showmars, Hendrick Honda or ER Plumbing Services.

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