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Making A Difference: Non-Profit Helps To Keep Kentucky Kids Warm

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One Lexington non-profit organization is working to put brand new coats on the backs of 2,000 kids this winter.

For the next few weeks, Devine Carama said that the back of his car will stay packed with coats. 

"I believe that a coat during the winter season is something that every kid should have," said Carama, the Director of Believing in Forever Inc. Although Carama believes that every child should have a coat during the winter, it is not always easy for many families across Central and Eastern Kentucky to provide. 

That is where Believing in Forever Inc comes in.

"I know at least five or six of the counties that we'll be servicing in Eastern Kentucky are some of the poorest counties in America," said Carama.

They are collecting brand new coats to give to children this winter. The requests are already pouring in. 

"We already have 1,000 requests from youth in need all over the state, which is almost our amount from last year," said Carama.

In the past, the program has collected used coats, but say that new ones will have a bigger impact.

"We believe it being a brand new coat and the kids tearing the tags off, we feel that can inspire and empower them in a different way," said Carama. 

While they hope to keep as many kids as warm as possible during the winter, the drive is about so much more. 

"We want them to know that there's people out here that care about them and that we all come from different neighborhoods and backgrounds, but at the end of the day we're all brothers and sisters. So hopefully they'll be inspired that somebody is thinking about them in their time in need," said Carama. 

All brand new coats, hats, and gloves, can be dropped off at The Plantory on West 6th Street in Lexington Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. until November 20.

All requests for coats hats, and gloves, are kept anonymous. Exact sizes must be sent to believinginforever@gmail.com by Thanksgiving Day.

Donations can be made via Paypal.com to (859) 303-2637. Checks can be made out to Believing In Forever Inc. 

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