ELKHART — Colder temperatures have arrived, and a local nonprofit has collected a record number of outerwear donations to ensure underprivileged children and families stay warm this winter.

The United Way of Elkhart and LaGrange Counties gathered 750 coats during its fifth annual winter coat drive this year, surpassing previous years where the nonprofit collected between 600 to 700, according to Mona Livingston, organizer of the drive and director of community impact at United Way.

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