WILKES-BARRE (WBRE/WYOU) — As we head into the winter months, many children will need coats to help them stay warm. Thanks to you, our viewers, we were able to help fill that need.

28/22 News hosted its second annual Coat for Kids drive on October 4 at several northeastern Pennsylvania locations, including outside our studios in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

On Thursday, the donated coats were picked up by Cintas. They will now be professionally cleaned and given to the Salvation Army which will distribute the coats to those in need.

Overall, nearly one thousand new and gently used coats were collected this year. We thank you all for your support, and for making our drive a huge success.