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GIVING THE GIFT OF WARMTH: The Greater St. Louis Electrical Workers Minority Caucus donated coats last year to children at the Tandy Recreation Center at 4206 W Kennerly Ave., as part of the EWMC’s annual coat drive. Pictured with the happy (and warm) young recipients are EWMC Treasurer Derick Carter (left), Tandy Recreation Center Director Veronica Logan (third from right) and EWMC President Curtis Tunstall (right). – Labor Tribune photo

The St. Louis Chapter of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus is holding its annual coat drive to raise funds and collect coats for needy children Saturday Dec. 6 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at IBEW Local 1 Hall at 5850 Elizabeth Ave. in The Hill Neighborhood.

Admission, which includes music and refreshments, is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Also, don’t forget to bring new or “gently used” coats for the collection.

Members of the IBEW Locals 1, 1439 and 1459 conduct the annual drive to help children and young adults who are in desperate need of them for the winter but whose financial conditions are such that they can’t afford them.

Last year’s drive resulted in 400 coats being donated to St. Louis children.

For tickets or more information, contact EWMC Chapter Secretary Yvette Goods, a Local 1 member, at 314-608-0142.

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