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CHFI's Magee gathers 2,800 coats for kids
11/8/2004

 
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TORONTO - On Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m., 98.1 CHFI afternoon-drive host, Bob Magee ended his 98-hour camp-out without a coat outside The Ontario Science Centre in Don Mills.

The camp-out-without-a-coat began Wednesday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at which time, 98.1 CHFI and sponsor Sleep Country Canada began inviting listeners to stop by The Ontario Science Centre and donate a new or gently used winter coat of any size to help bring some warmth to a child or young adult, who would otherwise do without this winter.

For 98 hours the plea went out and the requests were granted. 2,801 coats of all sizes were donated over the 98-hour period.

This year marks the 7th year that 98.1 CHFI Radio has partnered with Sleep Country Canada in the annual coat drive in an effort to provide coats for those who would have gone without during the cold winter months.

To date, almost 30,000 coats have been donated and distributed as a result of the fundraising efforts of 98.1 CHFI and Sleep Country Canada.

"During the 98 hours, facing all of nature's November elements, it was cold, wet and at times lonely � but that didn't compare with the warmth and generosity provided by our CHFI listeners, who so enthusiastically and bigheartedly heard our plea", said Magee, in a release. "We were confident from the start, that we'd be able to fill the five-ton Sleep Country transport", continued Magee as he packed up all his camping gear to head home for a hot shower.
 
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