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The folks at Cornerstone Wealth Management hoped to get 20 coats, but ended up with substantially more

The folks at Cornerstone Wealth Mangement set a modest goal - collect 20 good winter-type coats for donation during the month of October.

Well, with a day or two left, the Canby spirit of generosity has left that original goal far in the rearview mirror.

The coat drive, which ends Oct. 31, will likely top the 200 coat mark before it's all said and done, coats that will be donated to The Canby Center for distribution to those who need them.

"For many of us, a coat is the way to stay dry moving from our car into a store. But if you are living outside, a coat may be your closest thing to a warm house," said Ray Keen, executive director of The Canby Center. "What Chris Stutes and his team at Cornerstone Wealth Management have done in donating these coats is to ensure that no one in Canby will have to go cold this winter."

What's been particularly rewarding is that it isn't just coats, and it hasn't just been Cornerstone clients. Nope, people from off the street have donated not only coats, but also hats, scarves and gloves.

"We are very grateful to live and work in a community of compassionate and thoughtful people, who so generously assisted our team in giving to others. We know the citizens of Canby have big hearts, but had no idea we would collect over 200 coats," said Stutes.

The drive ends Oct. 31, so there's still time to donate before time runs out.


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