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Hundreds of coats donated to students in need

As temperatures are dropping, the Francis Howell School District is stepping up to help families across the area stay warm this winter. In November, the district entered into a partnership with the Cottleville Firefighters Outreach. About 500 district students are receiving brand-new winter coats as a result.

The Cottleville Firefighters worked with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing new winter coats, which are worth about $14,000 in total, to FHSD children in need.

“We are so grateful to our firefighter partners, who have supported our community by providing our kids with new winter coats,” FHSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris said. “The new coats make it possible for our students to get to school warm and ready to learn.”

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