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Blanket and Jacket Drive for the Homeless in Del Ray This Evening

As cold weather starts to set in, a local bar is hosting a holiday coat and blanket drive to help homeless people in the D.C. area.

Charlie’s on the Avenue (1501 Mount Vernon Avenue) — which opened last year — is now in its second year of hosting the local event, which itself is in its fourth year. The drive is scheduled to run from 5-9:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

“We are asking for donations for warm coats and blankets,” the event hosts said in a Facebook post. “All sizes are welcome (strong demand for XL, and XXL). Also welcomed are socks, underwear, hand warmers, and/or toiletries. Please make sure donations are clean and in decent condition.”

Items can also be purchased for the drive through an Amazon wish list.

The event organizers said they will also need volunteers to help hand out the donations sometime in December at Franklin Square Park (950 13th Street N.W.).

“For those of you that want to handout/volunteer on the day we distribute the donations to the homeless at Franklin Square in Washington D.C. (Date to be announced) — we will need some help so please private message me or any of the co-hosts,” the organizers said. “We especially need a few big men with authoritative voices to help with crowd control.”

The bar will also have happy hour specials during the coat drive.

Photo via Facebook

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