Glendale Sunrise Rotary gathered more than 2,000 garments for its 12th annual Coats for Kids program, organizers announced Thursday.

The Rotarians gathered the garments from donation boxes at several locations and handed them over to the Southern California Cleaners Assn. for cleaning before distributing them on Saturday to needy children at the Salvation Army in Glendale.

“The need for the clothes is definitely needed in this community,” Ray Rangwala, a Glendale Sunrise Rotary member who has organized the event for year, said in a statement. “The smiles on the faces of kids is our only reward."

--Jason Wells, Times Community News

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