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Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Distribution of Coats Held Jan. 19 at Plainfield's PAAAS

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Ms. Kimble, Student Counselor at PAAAS finding a little girl a coat Credits: Plainfield Public Schools
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Principal Dr. Angela Bento (2nd from right), PAAAS Staff and Goodwill of Newark welcome Danielle Biondi and children to PAAAS coat distribution Credits: Plainfield Public Schools
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Danielle Biondi, 12, winner of the contest who decided to give away the coats to Plainfield, where there was more need than in her community of Hillsborough Credits: Plainfield Public Schools
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Little girl and Mom find the best coat for them Credits: Plainfield Public Schools
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Families arriving for the coat giveaway Credits: Plainfield Public Schools
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Ms. Kimble, Student Counselor at PAAAS, receiving the coats as they boxes arrive Credits: Plainfield Public Schools
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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools’ Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) had been selected as the recipient of the 10th Annual Burlington Coat Factory, KIDS Fashion Delivers and Good Morning America’s “Warm Coats and Warm Hearts” coat drive.

On Jan. 19th, the coats were distributed, with over 100 new coats donated to students from Plainfield and their families. The coats were made possible as a gift from Danielle Biondi, 12, who won a “Good Morning America” national art contest to decorate the coat donation bins. 

Biondi, whose mom works in the school district, selected Plainfield to receive the coats.  It was her idea to give the donated coats to families in Plainfield where the need is greater than in her community of Hillsborough, NJ.

RELATED:  Plainfield Public Schools - PAAAS recipient of Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive by ABC's Good Morning America, Burlington Coat Factory and Kids Fashion Delivers

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