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The Children's Charities Foundation will distribute more than 1,100 new winter coats, mittens and scarves to local kids from 20 charities in the metro area.

Inside the Verizon Center, hundreds of colorful coats are hung up on racks arranged by size and gender. They'll end up on the backs of disadvantaged kids in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

"A lot of these coats are going to go to children that are homeless...not only do they not have a home ...alot of them lack alot of other things...clothing being one," says Peter Teeley of the Children's Charities Foundation.

The foundation will hand out the coats to local chariites until 3 p.m. Thursday. The group raised more than $500,000 this year. Part of that money was used to fund the Kids Coat Giveaway. The foundation purchased the coats through an arrangement with Lord and Taylor Chevy Chase.

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