Campout successfully raises funds for 1,100 winter coats for children in Newport

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The Delaware Kids Fund announced the Operation Warm Newport campout last week met its goal as two dozen participants braved the late fall weather.

A campground was set up in the heart of Newport from Nov. 16-18 in an effort aimed at raising funds for the purchase of 1,100 brand new coats for the 1,100 elementary school children in Newport. Seventy-one percent or 1,100 children live at or below the poverty line.

The campout featuredcampfires, acoustic music, food, yard games, fire-side chats and other activities.

Donations will be accepted until Nov. 30. On that daycoats will be presented to students at Richey Elementary School from 8 a.m. until noon. Click here for an online donation link.

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