Charlestown families could sign up for the 'Christmas for Kids' drive earlier this month.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Members of Charlestown Against Drugs handed out winter coats to about 217 Charlestown kids this week at the Boston Police Station. The annual "Christmas for Kids" coat drive is funded entirely through the organization, with the help of donations from around the community.
The organization will be calling families that signed up for the program to pick up their coats in the next week or so.
The deadline to sign up for a children’s coat through Charlestown Against Drugs’ annual Christmas For Kids drive has passed. CHAD accepted applications from Charlestown residents wanting to participate in the program through 5 p.m. on Monday. By Wednesday, all the coats had been purchased and were being readied for delivery, according to Christine Vraivel, community service officer with Boston Police Department. Vraivel said some calls had come in after the deadline from residents interested in signing up for the program, but no more applications are being accepted. A total of 217 people signed up for children’s coats this year, Vraivel said. “It’s always just around 200—maybe it’s shy of 200 or a couple over, but it’s usually right around…