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    Anton’s Cleaners kicking off coat drive

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    Beginning on Oct. 14 , Anton’s Cleaners is kicking off its 19th annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive, which is scheduled to run through Jan. 11. The collection drive strives to help individuals who would otherwise be unable to keep themselves or their families warm during winter. Coats for Kids is New England’s largest coat drive, with more than 800,000 coats donated since the program’s inception. Collection partners collect good-quality winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners 42 locations, including the North Reading store at 268 Main St. or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores. Once cleaned, the coats are distributed free to individuals in need. Last year, about 52,000 coats were collected, with Anton’s donating about $10,000 in cleaning services. For more information, visit www.antons.com/cfk.