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Caring Partners Coats for Kids Drive Kicks Off Oct. 10
Caring Partners' Coats For Kids Collects Winter Coats
from October 10-January 6, 2017 at all
Antons Cleaners, Jordans Furniture and Enterprise Bank locations
Plus size and infant coats especially needed this year to fulfill one mission:
Anyone who needs a coat, will have one.

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (September 13, 2016) Everyone deserves a warm winter coat, and Caring Partners is ready to kick off the 22nd annual Coats for Kids coat drive sponsored by Antons Cleaners, Jordans Furniture and Enterprise Bank. Coats for Kids will run October 10th through January 6, 2017 with one simple goal - to help individuals who otherwise wouldn't be able to keep themselves and their families warm. Each fall, Antons collects, cleans and distributes over 45,000 coats to children and adults in need. In 2017, the organization hopes to reach a milestone: one million coats collected and distributed since the program began in 1995.

Although winter officially starts on December 21st, school children are already feeling a dip in temperatures as the Farmers Almanac predicts the Northeast to be frigidly cold this winter after a reprieve from shoveling last winter. Since coats are a necessity for both adults and kids, all donated coats are cleaned free of charge by Antons Cleaners and distributed through distribution partners made up of major local nonprofit and social service agencies such as MA Community Action Programs, Salvation Army, Middlesex Human Service Agency, BU Medical Center Outreach Van Project, Wish Project, Community Giving Tree, Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell, Strafford County Community Action, Catholic Charities, and more.

Coats for Kids accepts warm winter coats that are gently used, good quality, and all sizes (especially XL and infant/pre-K sizes). The drive does not accept coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains, nor can we accept sweatshirts, vests and spring coats. Coats are accepted at all 42 Anton's Cleaners, six Jordan's Furniture stores, and 23 Enterprise Bank locations from October 10, 2016 through January 6, 2017.

Coats for Kids is New England's largest coat drive, with more than 200 school groups making up one half of all collections in 2016. Local public, parochial and independent schools experience the rewards of community service and get incentivized through the School Rewards Program offering great prizes to the schools who collect the most coats per capita leveling the playing field so everyone has a chance to win. See website for registration form and details: http://antons.com/cfk/get-involved/register-your-school/.

Partners for the 2016-2017 Coats for Kids drive include Anton's Cleaners, Jordan's Furniture, Enterprise Bank, WickedLocal, Kiss 108FM, Fox 25 Boston, Jam'n 94.5, and 101.7 The Bull.

For more information, visit http://antons.com/cfk/ or contact Stephanie Littlefield, Antons Cleaners Community Relations, at 978-851-3721 x15 or Stephanie@antons.com.

To register your school or company online to participate or donate, visit http://antons.com/cfk.

When: Oct 10, 2016 12am to Jan 6, 2017 12am in Framingham, MA
Cost: N/A

Host Families Needed; Framingham, MA

Sponsored by: AnB Education
Minimum age: 25
My name is Michelle and I am a Host Family Coordinator with AnB Education. We are a Non-Profit Organization looking for willing host families in your area. We wanted to reach out with this opportunity to host an international exchange student in your local community.Every year thousands of host fami . . .

When: Oct 28, 2016 12am in Framingham, MA

La Cantina Italiana

Mrs. Mencoboni's spaghetti sauce" became a weekly tradition in the neighborhood.In 1950 as the sauce, porchetta, homemade sausages and roast chicken became big favorites, the store was remodeled, making half of it the "Spaghetti House" In 1951 the entire building became the restaurant and renamed "La Cantina" We hope you enjoy your dining experience. Feel free to give us your comments or suggestions.

When: Oct 28, 2016 8:30AM to Oct 28, 2016 10pm in Framingham, MA
Cost: Fanny and Leo Mencoboni opened a Framingham MA neighborhood grocery store in 1946. Each night, Fanny would prepare dinner for her family in the back room

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About Framingham, MA
Framingham was founded in 1700 and is a diverse community located 20 miles west of Boston and about half way to Worcester.

Framingham offers excellent public services and a well respected school system which makes it a good choice for the growing family. With a population of nearly 67,000 residents it is the largest town in Massachusetts.

Framingham is home to several major corporations and the town has a wide range of housing opportunities and a huge retail base for all to enjoy. Route 9 and surrounding areas are covered with many malls and theaters as well as venues of entertainment and any type of restaurant you can imagine!