Share the Warmth Coat Drive collects thousands of coats

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SHERMAN, TX -- Around 2000 coats are headed to those in need across North Texas thanks to the Share the Warmth Coat Drive.

Organizers spent the day cleaning and boxing coats for delivery.

The drive is in its 5th year and it's the first year they've partnered with local media companies Next Media and News 12.

The coats will now be distributed to 13 agencies in Grayson, Cooke, Fannin and Collin counties.

The drive has grown tremendously in the last few years.

David Jarvis from Texas Laundry & Cleaners said, "People know we have them. People who walk off the streets know we have coats. So it's good to give back. We have been blessed, and the Lord has blessed us so many times."

Although the drive is technically over they're still accepting coat donations at Texas Laundry & Cleaners in Sherman.