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Alamedans Can Donate Jackets, Shoes

East Bay Front Runners and Walkers recently hosted its annual membership meeting at La Penca Azul on Bay Farm Island.

As part of the group’s event, members brought used jackets and coats for One Warm Coat. And donations of used coats and jackets are still be accepted through Monday, January 331, at the restaurant, which is located at 891 B Island.

Last year, the running organization collected close to 60 coats. More recently, in December, EBFRW’s members donated $560 to the Midway Shelter of Alameda. And they hope that coats being collected this month can be donated to the Alameda charity, as well, says the group’s vice president, Michael J. Collier.

The group also collects old running shoes for local homeless shelters and hospitals at its runs on the first Saturday of every month. Runners meet at Veteran’s Court on Bay Farm.

Janet Levaux