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The Portage County Insurance Association is pleased to announce the kick-off of our 2017 Warm Hearts – Warm Kids coat drive. Started in 2013, this annual event aims to collect new and gently worn winter outerwear for local school children. Now in its fifth year, WHWK has already donated over 800 winter coats and thousands of accessories – including hats, mittens, snow pants and boots. The items are distributed to local elementary schools, who are then able to keep a supply on hand to distribute to children as needed.

Anyone interested in donating items is encouraged to contact collection coordinator Laura Otrusina from ServPro (, or the PCIA ( Additionally, collection boxes can be found at the following locations: Lauren Talion State Farm Insurance, Shannan Jursa State Farm Insurance, DeVaul-Buntain Insurance, RC Cook Insurance, and Brimfield Insurance.